The Bollo Project

A music and dance exchange between The Gambia and The UK

Saturday 24th June 2017

In March 2017 a team of UK musicians and dancers went to The Gambia to work with 3 tribes: the Jolla, Karondinka and Wollof tribe. We learnt some of their music, their rhythms, their songs, their dances and the context in which they sat within their culture. Needless to say it was a very rich experience for everyone involved! In this workshop wellknown Gambian percussionist Musa Mboob and fusion dance artist Hilde Cannoodt have joined forces to share with you some of the experiences they brought with them.

In this workshop we will learn a traditional Jolla song, its rhythms, its movements and its lyrics and meanings. We will also take a glimpse into some of the Wollof movements and rhythms that we learnt on our trip.

Musa Mboob will accompany this workshop. 3rd generation percussionist, Musa is one of the leading Gambian percussionists who has spent his whole life working to promote Gambian culture and share this culture around the world with workshops, live performances and traditional ceremonies. Musa is currently based in Brighton, UK and has been living in England since the early 1990s.

Fusion dance specialist Hilde Cannoodt has dedicated her life to study dances from around the globe. She is ready to share with you her take on these two tribal dances, and she will inject some of her own dance style into it also.

Saturday 24th June 2017

3.45 - 5.45pm: The Bollo Project: music and dances of tribes of The Gambia

place to be:
The Dance Station, Unit 4, 57, North Street, Portslade.

Fee: £22 (+ £1 for PayPal fee) - to avoid paypal fee, please make payment of £22 into Hilde Cannoodt, Natwest, sort code: 60-30-09, account number: 27084256