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African Drumming & Dance Festival September 23 – 39

If you loved our Inner Joy drumming session, this might be just your vibe!!

Dive in whole-heartedly into West African rhythm, drumming & dance with two of the most passionate West African Drum Masters.

Plus, there will be all the usual Happy Buddha vibes, morning yoga, evening meditations and nourishing vego food to keep you energised!

African Drum and Dance

This retreat is a little different. It’s a choose your own adventure! ✨🪘🙌🧡

1) Choose to stay with us (or stay elsewhere)
2) Choose how many nights you’d like to stay
3) Join and pay for sessions direct to teachers
You can even choose to travel up to the mountains and participate in individual sessions.
Staying with us? Book here! 👇

Learn from West African Drum Masters

Participate in our West African drum and dance classes and take your drumming to the next level!

Epizo and Sibo Bangoura were born in Guinea, West Africa and have a proud musical family lineage.

The brothers are good friends to Happy Buddha Retreats and we’re super excited for this opportunity to share their music & mastery with our fans, community and crew.

There are a variety of tuition packages for this drum and dance program. You can even drive up for the day and participate in a couple of sessions, or stay local or with us and curate your own program.

If you do want to stay with us and soak up the good vibes, we’re offering a subsidised accommodation package of just $150 per night, per person in twin-share rooms. (This includes your meals as well!) We like to think of it as our way of giving back to the arts community and supporting amazing talent like Epizo and Sibo.

Sibo-Bangoura

“Within rhythm lies the harmony of our souls.”

A group of happy retreaters pose with facilitators and african drums

Choose your own adventure

Choose to stay with us and participate in the classes that pique your interest. Or, stay locally and come to a class or two. It’s totally up to you.

  • Stay with us and book your twin-share room for $150 per night, per person, including food
  • Take part in complimentary yoga sessions to stretch & zen out
  • Get your groove on with various drum or dance classes for $30 cash per session
  • Stay elsewhere or join us for the day

Classes & Offerings

Sessions with a star* are complimentary from Happy Buddha Retreats.

If you’re staying with us please book below for your nightly accommodation.

DAY 1: Mon 23rd September

9:00am
~ Arrival

Arrival to venue if you’re staying with us

9.30am
~ Drum Class

11.00am
~ Dance

12.30pm
~ Lunch

1:30pm
~ Dun Dun Class

3:00pm
~ Drum

4:30pm
~ Dance

6:00pm
~ Open Yoga* or Kora Class

6:45pm
~ Dinner

DAY 2: Tues 24th September

7:00am – 8:00am
~ Yoga*
.

9:00am
~ Break Your Fast

9.30am
~ Drum Class

11:00am
~ Dance

12.30pm
~ Lunch

1:30pm
~ Dun Dun Class

3:00pm
~ Drum

4:30pm
~ Dance

6:00pm
~ Open Yoga* or Kora Class

6:45pm
~ Dinner Delight

DAY 3: Wed 25th September

7:00am – 8:00am
~ Yoga*
.

9:00am
~ Break Your Fast

9.30am
~ Drum Class

11:00am
~ Dance

12.30pm
~ Lunch

1:30pm
~ Dun Dun Class

3:00pm
~ Drum

4:30pm
~ Dance

6:00pm
~ Open Yoga* or Kora Class

6:45pm
~ Dinner Delight

DAY 4: Thurs 26th September

7:00am – 8:00am
~ Yoga*
.

9:00am
~ Break Your Fast

9.30am
~ Drum Class

11:00am
~ Dance

12.30pm
~ Lunch

1:30pm
~ Dun Dun Class

3:00pm
~ Drum

4:30pm
~ Dance

6:00pm
~ Kora Class

6:45pm
~ Dinner Delight

DAY 5: Fri 27th September

7:00am – 8:00am
~ Yoga*
.

9:00am
~ Break Your Fast

9.30am
~ Drum Class

11:00am
~ Dance

12.30pm
~ Lunch

1:30pm
~ Dun Dun Class

3:00pm
~ Drum

4:30pm
~ Dance

6:00pm
~ Open Yoga* or Kora Class

6:45pm
~ Dinner Delight

DAY 6: Sat 28th September

7:00am – 8:00am
~ Yoga*
.

9:00am
~ Break Your Fast

9.30am
~ Drum Class

11:00am
~ Dance

12.30pm
~ Lunch

1:30pm
~ Dun Dun Class

3:00pm
~ Drum

4:30pm
~ Dance

6:00pm
~ Open Yoga* or Kora Class

6:45pm
~ Dinner Delight

7:30pm – 8:30
~ Performance by Epizo + Sibo

DAY 7: Sun 29th September

7:00am – 8:00am
~ Yoga*
.

9:00am
~ Break Your Fast

9.30am
~ Drum Class

11:00am
~ Dance

12.30pm
~ Lunch

1:00pm
~ Retreat Complete

Drum and Dance
Options & Fees

INDIVIDUAL DRUM OR DANCE WORKSHOPS
1x workshop = $30 cash (usually 90-mins)
DUN DUN OR KORA WORKSHOPS
1x workshop = $40 cash

BYO drums please. We do have some available to borrow but it will be first in, first served.

woman drumming and laughing

Staying with us?

Fantastic! Here’s a little more about what to expect!

You’ll be staying twin-share, nestled in the surroundings of Happy Buddha Retreats located at Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, NSW. You’ll have access to our pool, chill out zen den and local hikes during your stay.

You can stay with us the entire week or just a couple of nights. It’s up to you! We’re subsidising twin-share accomodation for this event so you’ll only pay $150 per night, per person, including meals.

Yoga and meditation sessions are complimentary!

Join us for our African Drum and Dance Festival
September 23 – 29

Get your groove on with the Bangoura Brothers!

There’s no need to book your drum and dance sessions in. Simply bring cash and pay $30 per session direct to the teacher.