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Musical Directo
Algasim Jallow
Our school is located at the Bakadaji Hotel in Kololi. We specialise in traditional West African drum and dance. Classes are held in the beautiful hotel grounds, a few minutes from the unspoilt beach of the Atlantic Ocean.

We offer:

drum and dance workshops:
mbolo drum and dance school invites you to experience and learn the vibrant traditions and rhythms of traditional West African music. We offer two- to three-week tailored workshops from October through April. Our workshops aim to make you enjoy an enriching collective experience. Sessions begin mid-morning and run until around 2 p.m.

drum and dance classes:
Individual and small-group tuition is available on request all the year round. Moussa Sillah, our musical director and head drummer, and his fellow members of the mbolo drum and dance school teach various instruments (djembé, dundun bass drum, talking drum, ballaphon, kora) and dance.

For enquiries and bookings, please contact: The Bakadaji Hotel Reception (ask for Ousman Kebbeh) or

For details of our next international workshop, please click here
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