Workshops


African dance and music professionals teach various workshops during the festival week. We offer workshops in traditional dance styles from different parts of Africa, as well as in urban styles based on African dances. Also workshops of African instruments and/or traditional songs are included in the program every year.


Mon 3.7.2017

14.00 – 18.00 Ngoma drum-making course / Menard Mponda

Tue 4.7.2017

14.00 – 19.00 Ngoma drum-making course / Menard Mponda

Wed 5.7.2017

18.00 – 19.00 Park afro / Cheza Ngoma dancers

Thu 6.7.2017

17.00 – 18.30 West African dance / Annina Tuhkunen – FULL!

18.30 – 20.00 Contemporary afro / Annina Tuhkunen

Fri 7.7.2017

17.00 – 18.30 Afrobeats / Laura Laiapea

17.30 – 19.00 Djembe (drumming) / Cheick Bangoura – cancelled!

18.30 – 20.00 Afrohouse / Laura Laiapea

Sat 8.7.2017

12.00 – 14.00 Irimba / Petra Käppi – FULL!

13.00 – 15.00 Doundoun dance / Abdoulaye Condé – FULL!

15.00 – 16.30 Guinean dance / Sointu Condé

16.30 – 18.00 Afro Caribbean Party with Champeta / Aino Hujanen

Sun 9.7.2017

12.00 – 14.00 Irimba / Petra Käppi – FULL!

13.00 – 15.00 Doundoun dance / Abdoulaye Condé – FULL!

15.00 – 16.30 Guinean dance + stretching / Sointu Condé

Place

Dance classes: Salsa School Vanha Havanna, Tullintori Mall, 2. floor, Tullikatu 6

EXCEPT

Ngoma drum-making course Haihara manor yard, Haiharankatu 30

Park afro: Sorsapuisto (will not take place if it rains!)

Irimba: Cultural Center Uulu, Erkkilänkatu 11, entrance C from Peltokatu, 4. floor

Additional info and enrollment

These workshops are directed mainly at adults, also youth can participate according to their skill level. For children’s program see the side program page. Changes to the program possible!

Enquiries to Elina: elina@festafrika.net, puh. 040-5063905
Enrollment and payments: https://holvi.com/shop/festafrika/

Enrollments, instructions for payment and additional info for the drum-making course from Maritalta: marita@festafrika.net

Enrollments, instructions for payment and additional info for the irimba course from Petra: petra@uulu.fi

Prices

Doundoun dance (à 2 h) 23 eur / class

Other dance classes (à 90 min.) 18 eur / class

Park afro (60 min.) 5 eur – only cash payments on the spot!

Ngoma drum-making course (2 days, includes materials) 150 eur

Irimba course (2 x 2 h) 50 eur

Discounts

Discounts apply only to the dance classes at Vanha Havanna and the djembe class!

until 5.6. in the webstore:

– advance discount –20 % of all classes with the code TOUKOALE

from 6.6. in the webstore:

– if you participate in at least 2 classes, –10 % discount with the code ALE2KRT
– if you participate in at least 6 classes, –20 % discount with the code ALE6KRT

If you pay during the festival week, please print a receipt of your payment.

If paid cash on the spot, the price for one class is 20 eur (doundoun dance 25 eur), no discounts apply.


Afro Madagaskar style with Njara Rasolo

Afro Madagaskar style with Njara Rasolo