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Le Bagatae Guinean Dance and Drum Workshop in Puerto Escondido, Mexico


Join Moustapha along with an incredible line-up of teachers for this Guinean dance and drum workshop on the beach in Mexico! Three dance classes and one drum class six days/week (Monday through Saturday).  Relax your body and enjoy the beach on Sundays.

DANCE TEACHERS

Youssouf Koumbasa / Moustapha Bangoura / Mouminatou Camara / Karim Keita / Marietou Camara

DRUM TEACHERS

Elias Sylla / Mohamed Diaby / Aboubacar Sylla / Yadi Camara / Ismael Bangoura / Aboubacar ("Amo") Soumah / Bongo Sidibe

ANNOUNCEMENT: Our sincere apologies but Fadima Konate will not be available to make the event as originally planned. We will miss Fadima however we are excited to announce that we have added Marietou Camara to the schedule.


CONTACT

moustaphabm@yahoo.com (Moustapha)
bagataemx@gmail.com (Paloma)

Mexico: 005215539952329

US: 510.693.4851


COST & REGISTRATION

To register, contact Paloma: bagataemx@gmail.com / 510-693-4851

All prices are in US dollars.

WEEKLY RATE

Purchase by November 20:
1 week: $800
2 weeks: $1500
3 weeks: $2000

Purchase by December 15:
1 week: $900
2 weeks: $1700
3 weeks: $2200

Purchase by January 1:
1 week: $1000
2 weeks: $1800
3 weeks: $2300

DAILY RATE

Purchase by November 20:
Adult: $120/day
Teen: $85/day
Child: $70/day

Purchase by December 15
Adult: $150/day
Teen: $95/day
Child: $75/day

Purchase by January 1:
Adult: $160/day
Teen: $100/day
Child: $80/day

* Child (ages 3-12) / Teen (ages 13-17) / Adult (18+) *

To register, contact Paloma: bagataemx@gmail.com / 510-693-4851


REFUNDS

Refunds will be given, minus a $50 processing fee, for requests received by January 1st. After that no refunds will be given. No refunds are available to participants who leave camp early or do not attend without notification, and no discounts are given for missed classes or meals. Choosing the status of "observer" must be done pre-camp, not after camp is over.

If you pre-registered for a certain number of days, only paid a deposit for those days, and then let us know upon arriving at camp that you want to decrease your number of days, you will be charged $30 per day to cover food and administrative costs for your cancelled days.

 


TRAVEL INFORMATION

If you are flying, fly into Mexico City.  From there, you will need to travel to Puerto Escondido.  You can fly or take a bus.

Fly to Puerto Escondido: From Mexico city you can take a short 45 minute flight to Puerto Escondido. Some of the airlines that travel to Puerto Escondido are:

Bus to Puerto Escondido: You may also take the bus from Mexico City to Puerto Escondido.  There are two main options for bus travel:

  1. Take the metro bus from Mexico City airport to Tapo bus station and check the schedules on ADO (~ 17 hrs travel) 
  2. Go to Taxqueña bus station and check the schedules on Costa Line (~ 12 hrs travel)

Shuttle from Puerto Escondido Airport to Camp: We will provide a shuttle to camp from the Puerto Escondido airport on the date camp begins at approximately 2 pm and leaving camp at approximately 1pm on the last day of camp. the accurate information will come out before december 15th. The shuttle fee will be between 15 to 20 US dollars, Please notify us by January 1st and either register online or fill out the shuttle information form


DAILY SCHEDULE

8-9:30 - Breakfast
10-11:30 - Dance Class
12-1:30 - Dance Class
2-3:30 - Lunch
4-5:30 - Drum Class
6-7:30 - Dance Class
8-10- Dinner

 

Mealtimes are the same everyday. Class times are the same everyday with the exception of the days marked with an (*) below.

Check-in time after 5pm on January 4. Check-out before noon on January 25 (breakfast will be served on Jan 25).


TEACHER  SCHEDULE

WEEK 1

MONDAY, JANUARY 5
10-11:30 - Dance w/Moustapha Bangoura
12-1:30 - Dance w/Mouminatou Camara
4-5:30 - Djembe w/Mohammed Diaby
6-7:30 - Dance w/Karim Keita

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6
10-11:30 - Dance w/Karim Keita
12-1:30 - Dance w/Mouminatou Camara
4-5:30 - Djembe (beg.) w/Ismael Bangoura
6-7:30 - Dance w/Moustapha Bangoura

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7
10-11:30 - Dance w/Mouminatou Camara
12-1:30 - Dance w/Moustapha Bangoura
4-5:30 - Djembe w/Aboubacar Sylla
6-7:30 - Dance w/Karim Keita

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8
10-11:30 - Dance (beg.) w/Moustapha Bangoura
12-1:30 - Dance w/Mouminatou Camara
4-5:30 - Balafon/Bote w/Aboubacar Sylla & Yadi Camara
6-7:30 - Dance (adv.) w/Moustapha Bangoura

FRIDAY, JANUARY 9
10-11:30 - Dance w/Karim Keita
12-1:30 - Dance w/Marietou Camara
4-5:30 - Dundun Dance w/Aboubacar ("Amo") Soumah 
6-7:30 - Dance w/Mouminatou Camara

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10
10-11:30 - Dance w/Marietou Camara
12-1:30 - Dance w/Karim Keita
4-5:30 - Dundun Dance w/Mouminatou Camara
6-7:30 - Dance w/Moustapha Bangoura

 

WEEK 2

MONDAY, JANUARY 12
10-11:30 - Dance w/Mouminatou Camara
12-1:30 - Dance w/Karim Keita
4-5:30 - Dundun Dance w/Marietou Camara
6-7:30 - Dance w/Marietou Camara

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13 *
10-11:30 - Dance w/Karim Keita
12-1:30 - Dance w/Mouminatou Camara
4-5:30 - Djembe w/Mohamed Diaby
6-8:00 - Dance Extravaganza! w/Moustapha Bangoura, Youssouf Koumbassa, & Mouminatou Camara

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 *
10-11:30 - Dance w/Marietou Camara
12-1:30 - Dance w/Moustapha Bangoura
4-5:30 - Dundun Dance w/Mouminatou Camara
6-8:00 - Dance Extravaganza 2! w/Moustapha Bangoura, Youssouf Koumbassa, & Mouminatou Camara

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15
10-11:30 - Dance (beg.) w/Youssouf Koumbassa
12-1:30 - Dance w/Moustapha Bangoura
4-5:30 - Djembe w/Aboubacar Sylla
6-7:30 - Dance (adv.) w/Youssouf Koumbassa

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16
10-11:30 - Dance (beg.) w/Moustapha Bangoura
12-1:30 - Dance w/Youssouf Koumbassa
4-5:30 - Dundun Traditional w/Moustapha Bangoura 
6-7:30 - Dance (adv.) w/Moustapha Bangoura

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17
10-11:30 - Dance (beg.) w/Youssouf Koumbassa
12-1:30 - Dance w/Marietou Camara
4-5:30 - Djembe w/Aboubacar ("Amo") Soumah 
6-7:30 - Dance (adv.) w/Youssouf Koumbassa

 

WEEK 3

MONDAY, JANUARY 19
10-11:30 - Dance w/Karim Keita
12-1:30 - Dance w/Youssouf Koumbassa
4-5:30 - Dundun Dance w/Ismael Bangoura
6-7:30 - Dance w/Moustapha Bangoura

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20
10-11:30 - Dance w/Youssouf Koumbassa
12-1:30 - Dance w/Marietou Camara
4-5:30 - Dundun Traditional w/Moustapha Bangoura
6-7:30 - Dance w/Karim Keita

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21
10-11:30 - Dance w/Marietou Camara
12-1:30 - Dance w/Youssouf Koumbassa
4-5:30 - Djembe w/Mohamed Diaby
6-8:00 - Dance (adv.) w/Moustapha Bangoura & Youssouf Koumbassa

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22
10-11:30 - Dance w/Marietou Camara
12-1:30 - Dance w/Moustapha Bangoura
4-5:30 - Balafon/Bote w/Aboubacar Sylla & Yadi Camara
6-7:30 - Dance w/Youssouf Koumbassa

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23 *
10-12:00 - Discussion: "History of the dance" w/the guest artists
4-7:00 - "Dance Unity" Class w/Moustapha Bangoura, Youssouf Koumbassa, Karim Keita, & Marietou Camara

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 *
10-12:00 - Dundunba Party!
6-8:00 - Show w/all the guest artists
after 8:00 - DJ party!

Earlier Event: November 22
Wontanara Djembe Tour 2014 in South America
Later Event: August 21
2nd Annual Camp Won Na Won Malan