Deggi Daaj International
Drums and Dance Exchange
☆ Fellowship for drummers & dancers ☆
16 July – 2 August 2015
4th edition in celebration of Doudou Ndiaye Rose’s 85th birthday
Deggi Daaj International is a two-week fellowship that invites a select group of 4 international drumset
artists and 4 international dancers to Dakar, Senegal for a comprehensive cultural immersion
within the framework of Sabar rhythm science.
2 young professional Dakar drumset artists and 2 professional dancers will complete the ensemble: a 6-drumset orchestra and 6-dancer team, accompanied by traditional Sabar drummers at all times. The exchange is comprised of a week of workshop rehearsals in an open doors setting at Centre Culturel Blaise Senghor, welcoming dancing and drumming Senegalese youth of both genders to observe and join-in as well, followed by a 2nd week of diverse performances across all classes of Dakar society, with opportunities for cultural excursions and independent research. The fellowship culminates with collaborative performances alongside master Sabar drummer and formally designated UNESCO Living Human Treasure Doudou Ndiaye Rose, on the spectacular occasion of his 85th birthday.
First selections begin June 20, 2015
For more information download the fellowship brochure HERE.