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Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song FEST, Special Guest SANGA

September 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Spend Labor Day weekend w/ Marafanyi & Special Guest Sanga-Of-The-Valley drumming & dancing in the beautiful Berkshires!

* This year (our 7th!) – we are joined by the one and only, legendary, Master Drummer . . . Sanga-Of-The-Valley!

~ 6 PM FREE FEST PERFORMANCE featuring the ladies of Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song, Sanga-Of-The-Valley and FEST Workshop participants at Bascom Lodge on the summit of Mount Greylock in Adams, MA!
~ Come early for the Sunset Toast 4-7PM (the view is amazing!)
– Stay for Dinner at 7 PM in the Lodge (1 seating, res 413-743-1591, Chef John Dudek’s menu is fanfreakintastic!)

* This year workshops will be held at DESIGN LAB (at Gallery51),
51 Main St, North Adams, MA.

* Register & Pay for Workshops Here:

Adults, mature teens, all levels, welcome. Combo (Drum AND Dance) and Group Workshop Discounts Available! Space & Drum rentals are limited, but guaranteed by advance registration/payment.

with MARAFANYI & SANGA at BASCOM LODGE (Showtime 6-7PM, arrive at 5PM) * *

* 12 – 1:30 PM West African DRUM Workshop
w/ Sanga-Of-The-Valley
$25 per person, $5 drum rentals. Technique, traditional rhythms for the djembe drum, accompanying stick drums and song – no experience necessary! (Space & Drum Rentals are limited, but guaranteed by registration/payment).

* 2 – 3:30 PM West African DANCE Workshop w/ Lara Gonzalez
accompanied by Sanga-Of-The-Valley & the Marafanyi ladies!
$25 per person, $5 drum rentals. Technique and traditional choreography – no experience necessary! (Space is limited, but guaranteed by registration/payment.)

* Register & Pay for Workshops Here:

For Overnight Accommodations we highly recommend:

BASCOM LODGE – after the performance and delicious dinner stay onsite overnight at this rustic stone and wood Lodge perched atop Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s to provide accommodations for hikers, vacationers, and nature enthusiasts. Private and group rooms available for overnight stay. ACCOMMODATIONS/RESERVATIONS:
call 413-743-1591 or email [email protected]

TOPIA INN – Down the mountain you’ll find this organic, boutique oasis of luxury in nearby Adams, MA. Take off your shoes at the door of this modern “temple of nature and art”! Let your feet sink into a plush wave of pure New Zealand wool, as you walk alongside clay walls, to one of nine unique artist-decorated rooms.


September 1, 2019
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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Bascom Lodge
Adams, MA 01220 US
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