Djembe & Dance Workshop

Djembe & Dance Workshop

*Workshop is suitable for anyone age 16 & above.

Learn about the ways of the djembe, its dances and the rhythm culture of Mandingue West.

The djembe is a goblet shape hand drum. It comes from Mandingue culture of West Africa. A person who makes the djembe ‘speak’ is called a djembeföla.

2 June Sat » 1-4pm

 

Open to Beginners

Learn about the ways of the djembe, its dances and the rhythm culture of Mandingue West.

The djembe is a goblet shape hand drum. It comes from Mandingue culture of West Africa. A person who makes the djembe ‘speak’ is called a djembeföla.

Price $68

Friends Bundle 40% discount for 2 or more sign ups

For Members  Normal: $20. Apprentice: Free.

*Workshop is suitable for anyone age 16 & above.

Kelvin Kew

TTMDA Senior Certified Teacher

Kelvin Kew

A classically trained musician and a percussion graduate of Los Angeles Music Academy, Kelvin began his study with Mamady in 2006 and have since committed his entire musical career around the djembe.

Kelvin established TTM Singapore shortly after he achieved his accreditation as a Certified Teacher with TTMDA in 2008. Just a couple of years later, his diligence in learning djembe and dunun earned him TTM’s Diploma of Proficiency certificate in 2011. In that same year, Kelvin designed a comprehensive and progressive system for studying djembe and dunun. This was approved by Mamady and agreed upon by all school directors of TTMDA. Kelvin further developed and thus created the world’s first-established level assessment program for West African djembe and dunun playing in 2012.

Kelvin Kew
Bing

Bing

TTMDA Certified Teacher & Dance Instructor

Bing

Bing is the first female traditional djembe player, TTMDA Certified Teacher and Dance Instructor from Singapore. Since 2004, she started learning and playing traditional djembe with mentor Kelvin Kew, and studied with grandmaster Mamady Keïta in various countries. She became a TTMDA Certified Teacher in 2017.

She started oragnizing African dance workshops in Singapore from 2013. Since 2015, she started learning African dance in-depth from Rumiko Fujii. In 2016, she was recognized as TTMDA Dance Instructor, and has been actively teaching.

Bing is also a member of TTMDA’s Asian All-stars for Africa project and Fanka Fellas. She is accredited by ABRSM in both music theory and percussion, and has been an active stage performer since age 13.

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Price $68

Friends Bundle 40% discount for 2 or more sign ups

For Members  Normal: $20. Apprentice: Free. Please sign up for workshop directly via djembesingaporeclub@liladrums.com