Sounds of Africa
Dance & Drum Music Festival
JUMPforJOY Africa was created in loving memory of Diene Sagna's mum, Yaye Dib, who was a professional dancer and an inspiration to her son and family. Yaye Dib sadly passed away in 2009 and the 1st JUMPforJOY Africa event launched in London, UK in 2011.
2023 JUMPforJOY (11th Edition) will take place in Bonn, the hometown of Founder Diene Sagna.
We bring together world-class masters of dancers and drummers to share four days intensive celebrating of West African music and dance
Sabar, Djembe, Afrobeats
Big opening Show
Live Drumming and many Guest Teachers
Thursday, 30 Nov:
Opening Show Sounds of Africa
Get ready for a breathtaking, authentic and energetic show from professionals. You will explore different dances from Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire and enjoy the sounds of the drums. Come around and dive in in a new world.
Door open: 07:30pm
20€ normal price
10€ reduced price for students etc.
Box office before the show
All workshops are with live drumming:
Friday, 01 Dec:
19:00 - 20:30 Sabar and Djembe (Diene Sagna/Aboubacar Sagna Niang)
Saturday, 02 Dec:
15:00 - 16:30 Sabar (Rose Mendey/ Helene Sagna)
16:45 - 18:15 Djembe (Oumar Ouattara MadesOne)
18:30 - 20:00 Sabar (Pape DouDou Ndiaye Seck/ Diene Sagna)
Dinner Good Time
We invite for drinks and senegalese food after the workshops at Kulturkneipe Brotfabrik 20:00.
Sunday, 03 Dec:
11:30 - 13:00 Sabar (Khady Sarr de Lumley)
13:15 - 14:45 Afrobeat (Helene Sagna)
15:00 - 16:30 Sabar (Moussa Danseur Ndiaye)
Single-Ticket for 1 Class: 35€
Reduced price: 10€ less per Workshop (Student/University-card; kids under 12 years)
all day Saturday: 85€
all day Sunday:85€
All 7 Workshops: 150€
Specials are just available in advance, Single-Tickets before the Workshops receivable.
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Don't miss out this energy!!! Waaw Waaw!!
Words of Musical Director Diene Sagna
"JUMPforJOY means to exhale happiness, fun and energy. It is a celebration of my mom's life and also the hard work of my students celebrating West African Art and Culture."