5-Week West African Drumming Performance Workshop with Bongo Sidibe

Sundays from10:30am to 12pm, from 1/28/18-3/2/18
1832 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94131

Learn Djembe and Dounoun West African drumming during this 5-week workshop and perform with Duniya Dance and Drum Company at our 10-year anniversary celebration on Friday March 2nd at Dance Mission Theater San Francisco.

Bongo Sidibe is from Guinea, West Africa. He’s the Musical Director of Duniya Dance and Drum Company, as well as Vocalist and Percussionist with the Dogon Lights band.

$125 with your own drum
$150 with drum rental

Thursday evening, March 1st, time TBD.
March 2nd performance starts at 8pm.



10 Year Anniversary Performance March 2-4, 2018: “A Decade of Dance, Drum & Dissent”

A Decade of Dance, Drum & Dissent


Join Duniya Dance & Drum Company for our 10th Anniversary Celebration, composed of 3 performances with opportunities for you to eat, drink and participate!

March 2-4, 2018

Dance Mission Theater

3316 24th St.

San Francisco, CA 94110


Performance Times:

Friday, March 2nd at 8pm
Saturday, March 3rd at 8pm, After Party
Sunday, March 4th at 4pm, Children’s Matinee (all ages welcome!) DJ dance party following performance *Ghadar Geet: Blood and Ink will not performed at this show.



General Admission $25
Youth Under 18 
$10 for Sunday
Students and Artists $20
VIP Opening Night $40
Super Supporter $65 (the best seats in the house)
*All ticket sales include access to our post-performance party on Saturday 3/3!

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This program includes a wide range of Duniya Dance & Drum Company’s repertoire, including Bhangra, Bollywood, Dancehall, Afro-Pop, spoken-word, and live West African dance and drumming.


“Ghadar Geet: Blood and Ink”
A dance/spoken-word exploration of the Ghadar Party and intersections with contemporary acts of resistance.

In the early 1900’s, Joti Singh’s great grandfather lived in San Francisco and was the president of the Ghadar Party, a political party fighting for the independence of India from the British. Blood and Ink overlaps the political action of the Ghadar Party, with present day activism; linking the Ghadar party’s strategic diversity with today’s uniting of minority movements. The performance uses Bhangra dance, music, and spoken-word to explore its themes.


“Zindagi Ek Safar”
Explore the history of Duniya’s repertoire with some of our favorite pieces
“Wahkily”Live West African dance and drumming

Sunday’s performance is a children’s matinee, featuring “Zindagi Ek Safar” and “Wahkily” West African. The celebration continues after the performance with a children’s DJ dance party!


Workshop Series

Performing at “An Evening of Hope” December 16th

Saturday at 6:30 PM – 10 PM

19 Heron St, San Francisco, California 94103

Join us for an evening of music, food, community discussion and performances. Our goal is to raise $2,500 to support undocumented immigrants who were affected by the North Bay fires. All proceeds will go to Undocufund, which will ensure that undocumented families in Sonoma County impacted by the fires will have the support and resources they need to recover and rebuild.

The evening is co-sponsored by Mobilize the Immigrant Vote, an organization which works to build the voting power of low-income immigrants, refugees and young people of color across California.

Join us for an evening of performances, healing, hope and community led discussion to remind our community that all people regardless of migration status are full and equal citizens and deserve support.

*Homemade desserts donated by the wonderful Onisha Paulos
*Guided meditation and Sound Healing experience led by Chris Young-Ginzburg alongside the talented Shu Nicorn
*Silent Auction and Raffle prizes

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Elsie Street Block Party Performance

Sat, September 23, 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Duniya will do a short performance at this free event on Elsie Street in Bernal Heights. The performance will be followed by a dance lesson.

Bangkok: African Drum and Dance workshop

คยพาทุกท่านไปเวิร์คช๊อปกลองแอฟริกันกันมาแล้ว!! แต่วัฒนธรรมดนตรีของแอฟริกันนั้นแยกเสียงกลองกับการเต้นออกจากกันไม่ได้หรอก ครั้งนี้มาสนุกกับเวิร์คช๊อป African Drum & Dance กันเถอะ!!

พิเศษสุดคือวิทยากรของเรา Bongo Sidibe และ Joti Singh เป็นคู่สามี-ภรรยา และเป็นตัวจริงด้าน African Drum & Dance ที่เปิดสถาบันสอนอยู่ที่ซานฟรานซิสโก ประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกา

Bongo Sidibe เป็นชาวกินี (Guinea) เป็นลูกศิษย์สายตรง และเติบโตมาในย่านเดียวกับ Mamady Keita (มามาดี เคตา) มือเจมเบ้ชื่อดังที่สุดแห่งยุคที่เป็นผู้ริเริ่มระบบการสอนเจมเบ้สมัยใหม่ให้กับสถาบัน Tam Tam Mandingue นอกจากเป็นลูกศิษย์แล้ว Bongo ยังช่วยอัดเสียงและช่วย Mamady เวิร์คช๊อปอยู่บ่อยครั้ง (Bongo แอบบอกมาว่าในการสอนครั้งนี้เค้าจะถ่ายทอดวิชาจาก Mamady อย่างเต็มที่ ใครที่เป็นแฟนของ Mamady ก็ไม่ควรพลาดนะครับ)

ส่วน Joti Singh นั้นเรียนการเต้นแอฟริกันมาตลอด 20 ปี จากทั้งที่อเมริกา และบินไปเรียนที่กินีด้วยตัวเอง ปัจจุบันนอกจากจะสอนเต้นแฟริกันแล้ว ยังสอนการเต้น Bhangra (การเต้นพื้นบ้านของปัญจาบ ทางเหนือของอินเดีย) และสอนการเต้น Bollywood ด้วย โดยปัจจุบันเป็น Artistic Director ของ Duniya Dance and Drum Company (

การเวิร์คช๊อปจะแบ่งออกเป็น 2 วัน (เสาร์ที่ 8 กรกฎาคม และอาทิตย์ที่ 9 กรกฎาคม) เวลา 14.00 – 18.00 โดย 2 ชั่วโมงแรกจะเป็นการสอนกลอง และ 2 ชั่วโมงหลังจะเป็นการสอนเต้นนะครับ

ค่า workshop : class ละ 400 บาท (ถ้าเวิร์คช๊อป 2 class ไม่ว่าจะเป็นกลอง+เต้น หรือ มาเรียนแค่กลองทั้งสองวัน ลดเหลือ 600 บาทต่อ 2 class)

ศิลปินมือดีแบบนี้ไม่ได้บินมาบ่อยๆ มาร่วมสนุกกันนะครับ!

TIGER Studio Drum&percussion
เพจ Thai Percussion Community
เพจ FOOFOO (ซึ่งตอนนี้ไม่อยู่เมืองไทย แต่ยังทำงานส่งมาให้ ทางทีมงานขอขอบคุณมา ณ ที่นี้)

Celebrate Americans for the Arts Leadership Awards

Saturday, June 17, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel
333 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, California, 94102

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Come back together for a special plenary celebrating the winners of the Americans for the Arts Leadership Awards and exploring the complex interchange between politics and the arts in our current political climate. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will share some thoughts about the role of the arts in politics (and vice versa) and will then join Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert Lynch for a wide-ranging conversation and Q&A.
Nancy Pelosi
House Democratic Leader
United States House of Representatives
San Francisco, California

Robert Lynch
President and CEO
Americans for the Arts
Washington, District of Columbia

Abel Lopez
Associate Producing Director
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Washington, District of Columbia

Resistance Mixtape, Volume 1, June 1st, 2017

Thursday, June 1 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St, San Francisco, California 94102
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Part of Thursday Nights at the Asian Art Museum and our current exhibition #TombTreasures.

Resistance Mixtape, Volume 1, brings together Bay Area activists and artists for an evening of performance, storytelling, history, and inspiration.

Join movement elders and activist musicians, poets and organizers — and discover ways to plug in to the resistance. Performers and presenters include Joti Singh, Pam Tau Lee, Zakia Afrin, Aparna Kanungo, Rupert Estanislao, Rupa Marya, and Zahra Billoo.

This event is curated by Barnali Ghosh and Anirvan Chatterjee of the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour.

(original photo of Joti Singh by Kegan Marling)

Thursday, June 1 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM | Free with museum admission ($10 after 5 PM)



April 22 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm
San Francisco, CA 94131 United States

World Music+ Dance students from the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts present their annual Takeover performance, featuring Japanese Taiko Drumming, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban & West African Drumming & Dance, Bhangra & Bollywood Dance,Tahitian X Taiko Crossover, Mariachi Band, and the debut of the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble. Plus Senior student compositions!

As always, this should be an electrifying, high-energy event!
The kids Bollywood dance performance will include students from more than 8 different schools!

Friday’s performance will feature students from Bessie Carmichael Elementary School and Paul Revere Middle School.

Friday Apr 21, 2017 7:30 PM – Saturday Apr 22, 2017 7:30 PM | Free – $15.00

We are looking for dancers! Auditions Friday April 14th


Duniya Dance and Drum Company is looking for dancers trained in a variety of styles. We do evening-length theater performances, school assemblies, festival performances, and private gigs, such as weddings, business events, and parties. Most performances are paid; at this time rehearsals are not paid. Rehearsals are Wednesdays and some Fridays 6:30-8:30pm in San Francisco.

If you pick up choreography quickly, have performance experience, and are trained in West African, Bhangra, Bollywood, or any other dance forms, come audition for us! Please be prepared to show us a short choreography, up to 1 minute, in any style, and bring your music on a phone or mp3 player.

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Date: Friday, April 14th
Location: Symbolic Dance and Fitness, 672 So. Van Ness, between 18th and 17th St.
Time: 6:30-8:30pm

To sign up for the audition, please send a dance resume and photograph to

You must sign up in advance!

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Artistic Director Joti Singh 510.213.1537