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Total Rhythmâ„¢ Workshops

All Workshops take place at the Total Rhythm Studio unless otherwise noted


These workshops give the drumming community an opportunity to try new styles and instructors they might not have been exposed to before. They are lots of fun and a great way to meet new people too!
-Shannon Hastings

HAITI / OAKLAND KONBIT:
An exciting Four-Day Dance and Rhythm Exchange between HAITI and OAKLAND!

“KONBIT” is the Haitian Creole word meeting “Gathering”, and in this first-ever KONBIT the dance and music of HAITI will meet the rhythms of OAKLAND!

Four exciting artists direct from Port-of-Prince, Haiti and Oakland, CA, will headline this four-day Festival of Dance, Drum and Song. First-call percussionists Jeff Pierre and Robert “Bobby” Wallace are joined by world-class dancers and keepers-of-culture Djenane St. Juste and Florencia “Fofo” Pierre. Join us for this hands-on exploration of the connection between traditional Haitian music and dance and contemporary rhythms from Oakland, CA.

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The Artists

jeffJeff Pierre, born and raised in Port-of-Prince, Haiti, and lead drummer with Afoutayi Drum and Dance Ensemble. Founding member of Oakland’s renown percussion ensemble Rhythm Cafe.
bobbyRobert “Bobby” Wallace, Oakland percussionist who has performed with world music superstars Margareth Menezes (Brazil), David Rudder (Trinidad), Mickey Hart (USA) and Bonnie Riatt (USA). Founding member of Oakland’s renown percussion ensemble Rhythm Cafe.
djenane03Djenane Saint Juste, born and raised in Port-of-Prince, Haiti, and lead dancer with Afoutayi Drum and Dance Ensemble.
FOFOFlorencia “Fofo” Pierre, born and raised in Port-of-Prince, Haiti, and vodou priestess, leader of Afoutayi Drum and Dance Ensemble.

Daily Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 25, 7-9pm
Traditional Haitian Dance with Djenane Saint Juste and Fofo Pierre
Accompaniment by Jeff Pierre and members of the Rhythm Cafe.
Orange Room Dance Studio
2885 Ettie Street, Oakland, CA

$35/30 adv.

Friday, Aug. 26, 6-8pm
Traditional Haitian Rhythms Drum Class with Jeff Pierre
Orange Room Dance Studio
2885 Ettie Street, Oakland, CA

$35/30 adv.

Friday, Aug. 26, 8-10pm
Traditional Haitian Dance with Djenane Saint Juste and Fofo Pierre
Accompaniment by Jeff Pierre and members of the Rhythm Cafe.
Orange Room Dance Studio
2885 Ettie Street, Oakland, CA

$35/30 adv.

Saturday, Aug. 27, 11am-1pm
Oakland FUNK drum class with Bobby Wallace
Orange Room Dance Studio
2885 Ettie Street, Oakland, CA

$35/30 adv.

Saturday, Aug. 27, 3-5pm
Haitian Dance with Djenane Saint Juste and Fofo Pierre
Accompaniment by Jeff Pierre and members of the Rhythm Cafe.
Orange Room Dance Studio
2885 Ettie Street, Oakland, CA

$35/30 adv.

Saturday, Aug. 27, 9:30pm-11pm
RHYTHM CAFE Live Performance
with Special Guests Djenane Saint Juste and Fofo Pierre
Bissap Baobab Oakland
381 15th Street, Oakland, CA
$10
Sunday, Aug. 28, 11am-1pm
Haiti / Oakland Funk Fusion Drum Class with Jeff Pierre & Bobby Wallace
Orange Room Dance Studio
2885 Ettie Street, Oakland, CA

$35/30 adv.

Sunday, Aug. 28, 3-5pm
Haitian Fusion Dance with Djenane Saint Juste and Fofo Pierre
Accompaniment by Jeff Pierre, Bobby Wallace and members of the Rhythm Cafe.
Orange Room Dance Studio
2885 Ettie Street, Oakland, CA

$35/30 adv.

Sunday, Aug. 28, 7pm
Potluck Dinner!
Orange Room Dance Studio
2885 Ettie Street, Oakland, CA
FREE

Special Offer

We are offering a limited amount of FULL FESTIVAL PASSES!
Good for all drum classes, all dance classes, and the Saturday night show for $120
(total savings of $100, an incredible deal!!).


Two Easy Ways to Pay:

1) Either pay for each session of the Konbit Festival as you please, safely and securely online with the links above, OR…
2) SAVE OVER $100, show your support for the Konbit and buy a FESTIVAL PASS, good for ALL DRUM AND DANCE CLASSES and the Saturday Night Performance, for only $120 (14 hours of instruction plus the show!) (LIMITED NUMBER of festival passes available.)