Legendary Afrobeat Tony Allen @ The Button Factory 10th June

Legendary Afrobeat Drummer Tony Allen returns to Dublin on Friday 10th June

“Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”  Fela-Kuti

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Sidiki Dembele Sextet @ Africa Day 2016

We are Delighted to announce the return of Griot – Master Drummer Sidiki Dembele to Ireland on the 29th May, at Africa Day, Farmleigh House, Pheonix Park, Dublin.

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West African Drum & Dance workshops Saturday 27th February






The Grand Social                                                                                                                                        WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING WORKSHOP (12.30 – 2.15pm)
This workshop is open to all levels focusing on the Djembe and Dunun drums of West Africa. Rhythms from Mali and Guinea. Taught by Paul McElhatton who has been studying African percussion for 15 years in Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Gambia, Burkina Faso and In the Ghanaian drum and Dance Ensemble in SOAS, University of London. He is founder of West African music groups Manden Express and Afro Eire.

(Drums are provided but please bring your own if possible).

This workshop will be accompanied by live drumming and include an energetic warm-up and a lengthy cool down as well as learning a traditional West African dance choreography.
It’s open to everyone…the basic steps of African dance will be demonstrated and how the rhythm and dance go hand in hand will be explained making it very accessible to all levels (dancers or not!)
~ Taught by Shiv who has been studying,teaching,playing,travelling and obsessing in all things West African for nearly 10years!

Cost: €15 (per workshop) or only €25 for both!
Paul – paul@afroeire.com – Tel: 0860856498

Kamele n’goni African Harps by Afro-Eire

This year we made some of our best Kamele ngoni yet. We also hosted masterclasses for festivals, universities and public workshops. We continued to promote the kamele ngoni through the group Manden Express and through international artists such as the Sidiki Dembele Sextet … Check out some of our work. Looking froward to 2016 !!……

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Afro-Peruvian Music Masterclass with Cote Calmet – Sat Nov 28th.

The Jazz Lab is proud to present a one of a kind masterclass of music that has neverbeen presented before in the Irish Shores.

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