Get ready for Camp Fareta 2016, August 12-21 – our first nine-day camp!

This year's camp is dedicated to Abdoulaye Sylla, and there will be special activities in his honor.

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Camp Fareta is a residential workshop hosted by Youssouf Koumbassa, a master dancer, choreographer, and teacher from Guinea, West Africa, and featuring other master dancers and drummers from Guinea, Mali, Senegal, the Congo, and other countries. It is an immersion in West African drum and dance that started in 2006 and is held at a beautiful setting in the southern Sierras of California each summer.

Check out the video from 2011 below!

"Celebration" by Lisbeth Hamlin

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