Debo Dabi Kanyinsola(DDK) invites you to visit Nigeria, an ancient culture that thrives in modern cities, a world that moves easily between talking drums and the internet.
Dabi has given workshops on Yoruba traditional dance and drumming styles
to audiences in the US,Canada, Europe and Asia during the past 10 years.
While he is known for his artistic moves that offer a modernist gloss on
traditional themes, he was born, brought up amidst the traditional drums
and dances practiced from his roots,Iseyin in Western Nigeria. His fame
as a multi-percussionist,singer,dancer and teacher has taken him all over
the globe. Now, he invites you to visit him in Nigeria and immerse yourself
in African tradition.
Dabi found that the traditional methods of drumming and dancing that had been his original inspiration were fading in Nigeria. He used his international success to launch a cultural revival, building cultural centers where young Nigerians master traditional dances. You can now visit the world of the Yoruba, to explore a culture that has flourished in Western Nigeria for well over 1000 years.�
Whether you are a specialist in the arts, an enthusiast of African music or merely interested in a brief immersion in a new culture, Dabi offers the opportunity to see Nigeria with fresh eyes. You stay at guest houses at his homes in Lagos and Iseyin . You travel through Nigeria in air conditioned cars and buses with your guides and teachers. You spend your days visiting traditional markets, or studying the techniques used by the Yoruba gangan and sakara drummers.
Nigeria,an interesting unexplored paradise.
A country with vibrant diverse cultures, exciting festivals, scintillating dances, rich history, equatorial forests, clean unspoilt beaches,
A Trip to Nigeria
From the moment you arrive until you
walk into the departure lounge you are our guest. Learn
more about our tours, accommodations, and travel tips for
Performances ,global concerts,memorable events,
drumming and dance.
The life and work of Debo Dabi Kanyinsola have been written about in numerous
publications. Read what people have been saying about Dabi
Yoruba Talking drums
Dabi has given workshops on Yoruba Talking drums to audiences in the Us,Canada,Europe,and
The Yoruba language is a tonal language that speaks in proverbs where a
word alone will not suffice.
Every Tuesday/Sunday at Hounancho Community Center...
Books and videos about Nigeria ,cds, drums,accesories,Nigerian native wears.etc
Dance &drumming classes
Dance and drumming serve as preventive remedies, and they help people to become more aware and balanced .
Drums of passion, drums of anger, drums of sorrow, drums of joy;the slap,pound,rattle and the boom ignites a fire in the heart, and sets the spirit free. Free to laugh. Free to cry.
Free to dance. Free to love. Free to be - one with all. Drums teach. Drums heal.Drums resonate truth, the rhythm of love,
the pulse of the world. Blessed be the big beat!--(DDK)
Dabi's goal throughout his classroom visits is to promote cross-cultural understanding,
appreciation and respect...
We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us for any additional information on the DDK
to schedule a visit, or to invite Dabi to your
institution for a lecture, demonstration or workshop.
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