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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.


JUMPforJOY back in Germany!!

30Nov/1-3 Dec 2023

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We bring together world-class masters of dancers and drummers to share four days intensive celebrating of West African music and dance

7 Workshops

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

Showbeginn: 08:00pm


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)


Brotfabrik Bonn

Kreuzstraße 16

53225 Bonn


Single-Ticket for 1 Class: 35€

Reduced price: 10€ less per Workshop (Student/University-card; kids under 12 years)

Special Tickets:


all day Saturday: 85€

all day Sunday:85€

All 7 Workshops: 150€

Specials are just available in advance, Single-Tickets before the Workshops receivable.

Sign in on our website so we get back to you for the payment and booking option for selected courses. 

Payments over Paypal and IBAN.

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."

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