Get ready for Camp Fareta 2023, August 21-27!

We are so grateful to be able to dance and drum together again, in the beauty of nature and spirit of community, surrounded by the tall trees and the mastery of these amazing artists.

As Leida Tolentino recently said in her newsletter, "Join Youssouf Koumbassa and the World in this magnificent experience of art, community and love."

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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!

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