events & workshops

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Camp Samatou

17th-19th November, 2017

1 hour out of Melbourne


Emily from Hands Heart & Feet is so excited to be teaching at Camp Samatou in Melbourne again this year.

This is an AMAZING camp. Run by the awesome Mitzi McRae and Simon Lewis from Melbourne Djembe, the line-up of teachers looks to be just as fabulous as ever - including Naby Bangoura from USA & Mohamed Bangoura from everywhere.
Held at the same beautiful venue as last year, 1 hr from Melb, the drum teachers and dance teachers on this camp are truly world class. We warmly encourage anyone and everyone from our Blue Mountains community to make a road trip / plane escapade of it!

For more info:
- check out the Facebook Page: click here/
- or the website: click here

All welcome!

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Banquet of Dreams

9th December

Blackheath Community Hall


Hands Heart & Feet's end of year celebration is going to look very different this year.
We're changing things up, teaming up with Music Hunters and collaborating with a very special, soon-to-be announced guest artist.

Save the date for now. More info coming soon.

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The Give Back Boogie

23rd September

Kindelhill School, Wentworth Falls


Workshops and performances to raise funds for musicians in Guinea, West Africa.

2:30pm - 4pm: Drum Workshop with Sibo Bangoura from Guinea, West Africa
4pm - 5:30pm: Dun Dun Dance Workshop with Sibo Bangoura
6pm: Performance: Hands Heart & Feet, Sibo Bangoura, Miriam Lieberman, Food by Daz, a story by John and Emily & more.

Everyone attending Hands Heart & Feet classes this term is welcome to perform with us at this event.

Workshops $20 each, Performance $20, or $50 for the full day.
Volunteer options and family rates available.

What all funds raised will go towards:
When one of our teachers, Sibo Bangoura, was visiting his home in Guinea recently, he went along to some local rehearsals and found that the musicians had to take it in turns to play drums, because there are more musicians than instruments. Sibo would like to raise funds to buy some drums for these musicians.

Sibo has asked if Hands Heart & Feet would like to be a part of that fundraiser, and the answer is yes! This is a fantastic way to give back to a culture that has deeply enriched the lives of so many of us who participate in drum & dance classes here in Australia. Any and all involvement would be much appreciated.

All welcome.

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The African Rhythm and Roots Festival

Saturday 25th November

Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville


This is a fantastic festival with lots of amazing African artists, beautiful stalls, workshops open to all, and yummy African food. There are indoor and outdoor spaces. It's kid-friendly. There are a range of community and professional performances.

Everyone attending Hands Heart & Feet classes is welcome to perform with us at this event. Learn all material in weekly Hands Heart & Feet classes, then perform with us on the day.

Here's a clip from last year's festival: view here

More info coming soon.