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Boubacar Gaye

One Love African Drumming – Melbourne

One Love African Drumming incorporates the best African drummers currently in Australia today. You have discovered your next exciting encounter! Meet Master Drummer Boubacar Gaye. He has travelled the globe with his djembe, touring, teaching and taking thousands of people on amazing journeys.

Book One Love African Drumming for: Kindergartens School Groups (Prep – 12) School Camp Birthday Parties (All ages) Corporate Events Team Building Weddings Hens & Bucks Parties Festivals Health and Wellbeing Disability and Aged Care Private Events Retreats Private Group Sessions (Minimum 5 people) Multiple musical artists available for bookings. African dancing available for alongside drumming bookings upon request. Based in Melbourne. Available for interstate and international bookings.

From fishing village to international performer on the big stage- Bouba shares his story

Appiah Annan

Asanti Dance Theatre

Dance Master, Appiah Annan, is a rare talent originating from Ghana, West Africa. His diverse practice spans many forms of dance including traditional African, contemporary, freestyle, hip hop and acrobatics, along with his impressive skills as a master drummer using both stick and hand drums. Appiah maintains a strong connection to community and devotes a lot of his time to working within a range of sectors including performing and operating workshops for youth, the elderly and disadvantaged. Having studied Community Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts, he aims to use the arts to encourage respect, togetherness and understanding among all members of our diverse society.

Learn why Appiah loves to dance and play music

Michael Naudé “Magic Mike”

Born in Zimbabwe, Mikey started his musical journey with rhythms from Southern Africa. His love for djembe started in Melbourne where he studied under Simon Fraser and Basside Koné. He has been teaching for several years and is passionate about sharing his love for djembe with everyone.

Mikey shares his passion for music and why everyone can drum

Dáithí Ó Hící “Davey”

Originally from Ireland Davey fell in love with West African rhythms in Melbourne. He has been studying West African percussion for more than 15 years, with djembe masters in Ghana as well as Simon Fraser, Mady Keita, Boubacar Gaye and Basside Koné.

Davey explains the power of drumming for your mental health

Alastair Rae

Al has developed a passion for West African percussion over the past few years. He has studied under Michael Naudé, Simon Fraser, Boubacar Gaye and Basside Koné and now plays in several performance groups as well as teaching others djembe and dununs. 

Al explains his love for West African rhythms

Fiona Rigg

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Fiona provides a class which seeks to unite, anchor and connect the body, mind, soul with self, while encouraging students to always listen to their own body. Fiona structures her classes with the aim of time spent on the mat will result in the students feeling grounded yet energised.

Fiona shares her journey with yoga and mindful breathing