Young musicians can discover African music and dance at the Fourth Annual World Music Camp, running for one week this August in Errington.
The camp has new instructors this year including accomplished musician Fana Soro, who entertained at the Errington Hall last November. Soro is a hereditary master of the balafon, (West Africa’s big wooden xylophone) and is also highly skilled in playing the djembe drum and in traditional West African dance.
His daughter Nadjema will assist him in teaching drumming and dance at the camp.
Sarah Van Borek will be teaching students to play the marimba. Van Borek is a musician and filmmaker from Vancouver, who has studied and taught in South Africa. She is a performer, a teacher at Emily Carr University, a recording artist and an instrument-maker. She will be assisted by Forrest Carson-Austin at the camp, a member of the group Marimba Kumbana.
The camp will take place at the Errington Hall and provides three hours of instruction each day for five days from August 12 to 16.
On the final day Aug 16, participants will share the songs and dances they have learned in a pot luck community picnic in the Errington Community Park.
Fees for the camp are $75, for more information and to register contact Val Dare at 250- 586-6583 or email@example.com.