West African Drum and Dance Workshop with Koffie Fugah (Ghana) 21 – 24 Nov

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Join Robert Koffie Fugah for 4 days of hands-on instruction and learn a West African Drum Rhythm and a West African Dance Routine.

Workshop Description: This is a 2 hour Drumming and Dance Workshop provides the opportunity to experience the healing power of the Ancient African rhythms with a unique style of guided facilitation using songs, drumming and dancing from West Africa especially from Ghana. Come and experience self transformation facilitated by Robert Koffie Fugah.

Day 1: Arrive at 6pm to meet everyone, class starts at 6.30 until 8.30. Instruction – beats/rhythms/coordination
Day 2: Class starts at 6.30 until 8.30. Instruction – concepts of the song, rhythms, basic dance moves
Day 3:Class starts at 6.30 until 8.30. Instruction – integrate dance, song and rhythms, practice the routines
Day 4: Gather at 4pm to rehearse and prepare for concert – hosted at The Monarch 7pm to 9pm.

Community Concert at The Monarch, 24th Nov, 7pm – KOHA ENTRY

Bring your own drum or hire from Koffie, fees apply.

Investment:
$80 for full course, 4 days – Early bird price available for the first 10 spaces (ALL BOOKED)
$100 for full course, 4 days – General price, for the remaining 20

More about your instructor, Robert Koffie Fugah
Koffie Fugah is a teacher and performer of African drumming and dance.
He is from the Abor village in the Volta Region of Ghana where music and dance are integral to life.
He studied and trained in drumming and dance in Accra, Ghana. Robert has taught African drumming and dance for over 15 years in schools and to expatriates,both in Ghana and abroad.
He moved to Otago New Zealand in 2013 and has developed a reputation as a talented and hardworking teacher facilitating workshops and performing across the country.
Robert has been a featured performer for African Day in Wellington, Special performance at Parliament House, Prana Festival Coromandel, Luminate Festival Takaka, Evolve Nelson and the 2015 Cricket World Cup and the U20 Soccer World Cup, NZ, Guests Performer on What Now Kids Show on TV2.

Learn more about Koffie and his work at http://www.robertfugah.co.nz/
Yexoese Traditional Dance and Drum School

How to book: Buy tickets online at www.eventbrite.co.nz or email theroguestage@gmail.com

Please note: Special consideration for unwaged and low income attendees. Please contact me directlly for ‘Sponsored Placements’. Email Karin Vincent at theroguestage@gmail.com or phone 02102381057.

This event is partly sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council.

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