Coumba Castel – Senegal 2016

Posted on Aug 20, 2012

This year, FaraLambeDC’s 7th cultural exchange tour to Senegal West Africa feature its 1st “Coumba Castel” Festival Tour in honor of Goree Island.

Medoune Yacine Gueye - Griot Percussionist

Born into a Griot family tradition, Medoune Gueye is eager to share the great sense of pride for his country and love of its traditions that have been instilled in him since his youth.

The festival, Coumba Castel, brings together artists from the United States, the Caribbean and Senegal West Africa to celebrate Goree Island’s historical significance to the ancestral lineage of cultural arts within the African diaspora. This festival will feature several US and Caribbean artists, 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 decedents, alongside of those born on the continent.

The goal of this 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.

PACKAGES:

Gorree Island

Gorree Island

DETAILS

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 – $2,799.00

No Airfare Package – For those who wish to 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 – $2,199.00

A-LA-CART PACKAGES

Mix and match these additional selections to create your own unique experience while in Senegal. We have packages for everyone!

Dance Package

$225.00 2 Dance Classes (1 Sabar – 1 Djembe) 1 Drum Class for dancers (Sabar)

Drum Package

$225.00 3 Dance Classes (2 Sabar – 1 Djembe) 1 Drum Repair and care (Djembe)

Artist Combo Package

$375.00 3 drum classes (1 sabar – 2 djembe) 2 song classes, 2 Dance Classes,(1 Sabar – 1 Djembe), Tandabere

Tour Package

$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.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Initial payment of $625.00 is due December 15th, 2012.

Monthly payments of $450.00 will be due the first week of every month until the month before the trip.

*an additional fee will be added on for flights connecting to New York for the flight to Senegal.

For additional payment information, download the COUMBA CASTEL BROCHURE or email/sign up for our email blasts HERE!

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