DRUMMM Rhythmic Events proudly presents…TWO Workshops with Master Drummer Bolokada Condé in Berkeley!

Master Drummer Bolokada Condé (from Guinea, West Africa) is a true cultural ambassador. He will be returning to the Bay Area in December to share his fun and unique teaching style!

Saturday, December 8th, 2018
Two Workshops: 1-3 PM and 4-6 PM (all levels welcome for either/both workshops)
Gamelan Sekar Jaya Studio,  3023 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

$30 Advance/$35 Door for ONE workshop
$50 advance/$60 Door for BOTH workshops
Bring your Djembe or Rent one for $5 per workshop

Space is limited. Register online with Eventbrite or send check to “DRUMMM” at 1414 Liberty St, El Cerrito, CA 94530.


Bolokada’s time is short in the Bay Area, be sure to take advantage of his being here!

Don’t miss this opportunity to get djembe and dunun instruction from one of the Masters of Mandingue music and culture! Bolokada Conde is a master among masters, and one of the richest treasures of Malinke music and folklore on earth.

Dive deep into Malinke rhythms where Bolokada Conde will teach djembe and dunun parts, while sharing cultural history and stories, solo phrases, along with all the nuances that are paramount to this type of music. He will have his latest CDs and maybe even a djembe or 3 for sale.

Bring your pad and paper! Audio recording is OK. Video recording is prohibited. Bolokaka will also be teaching in Redwood City and Bencia. Contact [email protected] for more info.

More about “Bolo”:

Bolokada Conde is true Master Djembefola (master drummer), expert of Malinke Rhythms and one of world’s best djembe players.

Bolokada was a young musical prodigy who became a sensation in the Sankaran region of Guinea, West Africa. As a master folklorist, he was the premier djembe player in all the major village celebrations in the region for many years. Bolokada joined the world famous Les Percussion du Guinee to replace the legendary Mamoudy Keita as their lead drummer. He traveled and performed in major performance venues all over the world since 1996 and was featured in the IMAX movie PULSE: a Stomp Odyssey.

Since 2004, he has been performing and teaching in the United States. He is the musical director and lead soloist of Ballet Waraba in North Carolina, Ballet Wassa-Wassa in Santa Cruz, California and Les Percussion Malinke in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has conducted percussion workshop all over the US and Europe.

He has released four musical CD’s including Morowaya, Sankaran, Djiraworo, and Famille Dundunba, and is the subject of a documentary “Bolokada Conde- Malinke Village Djembefola”. Condé is an Artist Associate at the Robert E. Brown Center For World Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, having previously been a visiting lecturer/teacher from 2008 to 2011.

Mamady Keita, the best known djembe player in the world, calls Bolokada “A brilliant and entertaining performer, a patient and precise teacher, and as one of the few masters of his instrument. Few others are able to captivate his audience as he does, an even fewer are able to clearly and concisely teach this music.”

Check out Bolo and Mamady together!
More about Bolokada at:

Contact Jeni Swerdlow for more info – [email protected] – 510-316-2850

For info about Bolokada’s other workshops in Benicia and Redwood City contact [email protected]