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International Djembe Workshop


Nov 05 2023 to Nov 05 2023 2 p.m.


Price: Rs 4500 Book/Buy


Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices

4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, 37, Lal Bagh Main Road 560027

Event Description

Tam Tam Mandingue International Djembe Academy (TTMDA) & Taal Inc.

Present: International Djembe Workshop led by Kelvin Kew (Singapore) & Varun Venkit (India) at Shoonya, Bangalore

This workshop is part of a country-wide tour of the metropolitans spreading awareness of traditional West African Djembe. The djembe is a goblet-shaped percussion instrument that hails from the Mandingue (Western Africa). This instrument has grown in popularity over the last few decades and is a universal symbol of joy. The djembe (and it`s philosophy) is synonymous with life and TTMDA is committed to spreading authentic and precise information about the music, technique and it`s cultural information as prescribed by its founder and grandmaster of the djembe; the Late Mamady Keita

Come dive into the ocean of West African percussion through the lens of the djembe and discover a new hobby, further your knowledge of the djembe and even understand the learning ecosystem of TTMDA and how to get certified in the path of Djembe.

When: 5.11.2023 Where: Shoonya, Bangalore

Location: Shoonya Centre for Art and Somatic Practices, Lalbagh, Bangalore

Time: 2-6pm

Price: INR 4500

About your teacher: Kelvin Kew:

Kelvin is a professional percussionist par excellence based out of Singapore. He is also the vice president of the Tam Tam Mandingue International Djembe Academy. He has worked in close contact with grandmaster Mamady Keita for over two decades and has tirelessly worked toward initiating people in the ways of traditional West African Djembe as he was masterfully initiated by his teacher. He also performs nationally and internationally with his band the Fanka Fellas. Varun Venkit: Varun is a well-known percussionist from Pune, India. He is India`s only senior certified djembe teacher and was bestowed this honour by the grandmaster Mamady Keita himself. Varun has been studying with Mamady since 2010 and has sowed the seeds of traditional West African Djembe in India ever since... He is the founder of Taal Inc., an organisation that pioneered the drum circle revolution in the country.

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