West African Drumming

August 8 - August 12


West African Drumming

West African Drumming

Learn and explore traditional West African rhythms with djembefola (master drummer)
Kocassale Dioubate, born and raised in Guinea – also the birthplace of the djembe drum.
Discover the rich traditional and historical cultural use of each rhythm.

Learn different polyrhythms and the different overlaying parts of which they consist, including
different accompaniments, lead, plus work on your basic and soloing techniques.

Accommodated to all different skill levels – whether you are an absolute beginner and have
never tried drumming before, or already have an advanced practice, Koca’s will accommodate
his material to your skill level and ensure that all participants get something out of their time with

Drums will be provided. If you are bringing your own drum, please use this code in the checkout owndrum22

  • Materials Fee: $30
  • Course Prerequisites: MISSA will provide drums unless you are able to bring your own
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels

Price: $795

Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes


Kocassale Dioubate , from the Mandingo tribe of Guinea, West Africa, is a descendant of his
tribe’s ‘ djeliba’ (also known as griots) : traditional story-tellers, entertainers, musicians, praise
singers, counselors, and mediators: those who keep and preserve the tribe’s oral history and

Click here to read more about KOCASSALE (Koca) DIOUBATE

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Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. Please register before June 15th to avoid disappointment.

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If you need to make a cancellation, please complete MISSA's on-line cancellation form. Phone or email correspondence will not be accepted.

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BEFORE June 1: For each course withdrawal, a refund for tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.

June 1 – July 15: For each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2023 will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee. Any applicable supply fee will be fully refunded.

AFTER July 15: Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for credits or refunds.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2022 program is completely canceled due to COVID restrictions, a full refund will be given (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

On-campus accommodations may be cancelled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee, via Paypal within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation request form.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA's online cancellation form and will be processed through PayPal.


Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes.

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