FaraLambeDC’s 7th cultural exchange tour to Senegal West Africa feature its 1st “Coumba Castel” Festival Tour in honor of Goree Island.
The festival Coumba Castel which will take place June 15th – June 29th 2016, brings together artists from the US, Haiti and Senegal West Africa to celebrate Goree Island’s historical significance to the ancestral lineage of cultural arts within the African diaspora. Featured this year are several US artists and a performaing arts group from Haiti, who will bring an array of artforms that tell the story of the African American and Caribbean experience through the performing arts.
Participants of Coumba Castel Festival tour, will have the unique opportunity to witness the parallels in cultural artforms within the diaspora of African descedents, alongside of those born on the continent.
The goal of this year’s festival tour is to acknowledge the historical significance of performing arts in the mastery of Griot traditions and launch the beginning of the upcoming documentary – “The Last Griot”.
COME JOIN US FOR A HISTORICAL TRIBUTE!
Join the journey to Senegal’s historical landmarks and become immersed in an educational and entertaining excursion through its past. Living in the popular village of Petit Mbao, explore the past through traditional ceremonies and experience a tribute to “Coumba Castel”- Goree Island.
Our specially created travel packages ensure a visit that satisfies traveling artists and
educators, as well as, the novice traveler.
Direct flight from New York to Dakar Senegal* – includes room and board, daily continental breakfast, Coumba Castel festival entrance fee, daily lunch and light dinner, round trip transportation to and from the airport – $3,200.00
No Airfare Package – For those who wish to get pay for their own airfare to/from Senegal – includes room and board, daily continental breakfast, Coumba Castel festival entrance fee, daily lunch and light dinner, round trip transportation to and from the airport – $2,300.00
Mix and match these additional selections to create your own unique experience while in Senegal. We have packages for everyone!
$350.00 – 6 Dance Classes (3 Sabar- 3 Djembe) 1 Drum Class for dancers (Sabar)
1 Song Class, 1 Wolof Language Class
$350.00 6 Dance Classes (3 Sabar- 3 Djembe) 1 Drum Repair and care (Djembe), 1 Wolof Language Class
Artist Combo Package
$375.00 6 drum classes (3 sabar-3 djembe) 2 song classes, 6 Dance Classes,(3 Sabar – 3 Djembe), Tandabere, 1 Wolof Language Class
$225.00 Market Place, Downtown Dakar, Pink Lake, Goree Island
Spiritual Work Package
$275.00 Spiritual Reading (may require more than one visit) Spiritual Ceremony
Additional costs may be required for individual herbs, rituals, clothing and offerings, etc.
Initial deposit of $300.00 is due before December 1st, 2015.
Monthly payments will vary depending on which options you choose to select (i.e. Letting us purchase your plane ticket, dance/drum packages, etc.
Payment plans will begin December 15th will be due the 15th of every month until April 2015.
*an additional fee will be added on for flights connecting to New York for the flight to Senegal
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