West Africa meets tropical paradise on our Bali Drum Retreat for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level drummers on the serene island of Bali in Indonesia.

Tour Dates: 18-28th May 2025 🌴 Location: Candidasa region, Bali 🌴Rates: TBC

♪ Directed by acclaimed percussionist & teacher Simon Fraser, this camp is a prime opportunity to expand your knowledge of West African music.
♪ A minimum of 4 hours of tuition per day with classes for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
♪ Our program will fast track your playing through repetition, dexterity and technique.
♪ Lots of chill time in beautiful Bali

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Your Teachers

Simon Fraser

Founder of Melbourne-based African Drumming, Simon has been studying,
performing, recording and teaching throughout West Africa, Europe and Australia
since the 1990’s.

Boubacar Gaye

Bouba first laid his hands on a drum in Senegal at the budding age of 14.
With an energy and peace of mind resonating from deep within – Bouba speaks a thousand words with his drum.

bassidi kone bali camp

Bassidi Kone

Born into a Griot family, Bassidi is known for innovative solo playing and technical virtuosity.
He founded Bwazan, one of Mali’s leading percussion groups, and now teaches and performs worldwide, sharing his deep knowledge and infectious smile.

Dave Hickey

Davey has been studying & performing (and loving) West
African percussion for the past 15 years. He brings his Irish charm, warmth, and sense of humour to his classes, whilst still respecting the traditions of the music.


☀️ We stay in two great hotels: Dasa WanaResort and the Bayshore Villas.
☀️Each has a bar & restaurant, and a lovely pool.
☀️Set within the peaceful township of Candidasa.
☀️ Accommodation is included in the camp rate.


“The amazing friendships I made”
“Living like Queens”
“The teachers did an astronomical job ”
“Connecting with new people”
“Meeting more drummers”
“I had time to relax”

Your drumming journey

🪘 Our Camp caters to Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level students.
🪘 Loads of opportunity to practice and jam.
🪘 All classes are supported by local dunun players.
🪘 Learning at the edge of your capacity is the best way to really accelerate and get the most out of your time in Bali.
🪘 We will work with you to find your right level.


Attractions in Bali

🌴 Massage , Fishing trips & Great restaurants
🌴 Swimming, snorkelling & diving
🌴 Yoga and meditation at the local Ashram
🌴 Prasi Beach: White sand beach, perfect for swimming
🌴 Stunning hiking through surrounding rice paddies & villages
🌴 Ancient weaving Village of Tenganan & Lots more