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West African Drumming Classes

This Spring 2024! Join us for our series of West African Drumming classes at Mountain Kula Yoga in North Conway, NH.

Watch the mini-documentary, Finding the Source in West Africa, with Dave Kobrenski

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Friday, July 5 @ 7pm
Hermit Woods Winery Meredith, NH
First Friday Concert Series with Roos & Kobrenski
Roos & Kobrenski

Every first Friday of the month, acclaimed jazz guitarist Randy Roos and multi-instrumentalist Dave Kobrenski collaborate with a rotating cast of musicians to bring you a live musical experience like no other.


Thursday, July 18 @ 6pm
Hermit Woods Winery Meredith, NH
Kora Duets - Madou Sidiki Diabaté and Salif Bamakora, with guest Dave Kobrenski
Dave Kobrenski

Join us for an experience of the history, power, magic and guidance of the West African Kora with world renowned 71st-generation virtuoso Madou Sidiki Diabaté, accompanied by his longtime student Salif Bamakora, as the duo explore and nterpret the traditional repertoire of songs and stories of the Djeli, or Griots, the hereditary keepers of knowledge encoded in music. With guest Dave Kobrenski on Fula flute.


Friday, August 2 @ 7pm
Hermit Woods Winery Meredith, NH
First Friday Concert Series with Roos & Kobrenski
Roos & Kobrenski

Every first Friday of the month, acclaimed jazz guitarist Randy Roos and multi-instrumentalist Dave Kobrenski collaborate with a rotating cast of musicians to bring you a live musical experience like no other.


Thursday, August 8 @ 7pm
Hermit Woods Winery Meredith, NH
Sayon Camara & Landaya Trio
Sayon Camara and Landaya Trio

West African djembé master Sayon Camara joins forces with Landaya (Dave Kobrenski, Grant Ellerbeck) for a formidable display of virtuosity and style, showcasing the traditional music of the Malinké people of Guinea.


Tuesday, August 13 @ 1pm
Benz Center Sandwich, NH
Concert and Cultural Presentation
Dave Kobrenski

Calling all kids (of all ages)! Join Dave for a special afternoon performance and presentation, geared for the younger crowd. Stories, music and some hands-on opportunities for kids.


Saturday, September 7 @ 1pm Laconia Multicultural Festival
Sayon Camara and Landaya Trio

Mark your calendars - exact time and location TBA. West African djembé master Sayon Camara joins forces with Landaya (Dave Kobrenski, Grant Ellerbeck) for a formidable display of virtuosity and style, showcasing the traditional music of the Malinké people of Guinea.


Thursday, November 14 @ 6pm
Conway Public Library Conway, NH
Finding the Source: Music, Magic & Healing in West Africa
Dave Kobrenski

Music, culture and storytelling combine in this unique cultural event. For two decades, author Dave Kobrenski traveled extensively in West Africa, where he was drawn ever-deeper into the music and cultural traditions of Upper Guinea. There, he found a land of ancient traditions where occult knowledge is guarded by secret societies and blacksmith artists carve sacred masks that invoke deities. There, art is magic…and it is not for the uninitiated. Dave’s journeys brought him deep into traditions that challenged his worldview and ultimately forced him to reckon with the source of his own deteriorating health. Insightful, often moving, and always engaging, Dave’s stories are woven around skillful performances of the three-holed Fulani flute, the 12-string kamale ngoni, and the djembé.