Tuka Tuka Workshop Weekend

Tuka Tuka 2022 has been cancelled. Registration is no longer possible.

Workshopweekend African Music and Dance, 25, 26 and 27 March 2022 in Sint Michielsgestel, the Netherlands


Tuka Tuka 2022 in a bird’s-eye view: an all-inclusive African music weekend. Workshops: 3 djembe groups (beginners/slightly advanced, advanced and far advanced), Ngoni all levels, Doundoun and African dance with live dance accompaniment. Fun nights with plenty of music. Fee € 240 including accommodation, breakfast/lunch/diner on Saturday, breakfast/lunch on Sunday and all drinks during the weekend (coffee and tea during the day and a selection of juices, sodas and alcoholic beverages during the festivities), excluding extra’s if required, like instrument rental and linen.

We proudly present…. *drumroll* ….. the 20th (!!) edition of the Tuka Tuka Weekend! This year we will be in Sint Michielsgestel where the wonderful domain of Zonnewende can be found. This comfortable group accommodation– where we hosted Tuka Tuka several times in the past – has everything we could wish for and is located in a beautiful forested area. Another plus, this location is very close to Eindhoven Airport for all of you who are flying in.

Djembe, doundoun, ngoni and African dance workshops

For this special edition of Tuka Tuka – cos in March in time, first time since the start of the corona-stuff and the 20th time as well – we are presenting a programme to feast on. We managed to get maestro Oké Sène to teach the far advanced djembe group. Our advanced group will be under the inspiring direction of Douba Dembele. The beginners and slightly advanced group find themselves in the very capable hands of Eef Bresser. The African dance group will be led by the always limber John Kayongo, with the marvellous live accompaniment of Michiel, Sega en Daan. Ngoni legend Victor Sams is signing on for the ngoni classes for mixed levels. And Paulus Kock will have those skins vibrate exhilaratingly during his famous doundoun classes.

Our own crew will again be making sure you’ll have a wonderful weekend. We’ll have our usual (and FAMOUS) party nights. So, in short, great quality workshops, fun nights, good atmosphere. It will be superb!!

Tuka Tuka African musical weekend also open to guests

Tuka Tuka 2022 is also open to guests of our participants who do not want to enter workshops or jam sessions, but just want to have a fun weekend with African influences. You can join in for meals, the party nights and the presentations at the end of the weekend. During the day there are plenty of other things to see and do. The two lively cities of Den Bosch and Eindhoven and all they have to offer are nearby. Our location also offers splendid walking opportunities.

So, if you just want to have a nice weekend with fun people in an exciting environment, you are very welcome to join us. If you’ve always wanted to bring, for instance, your partner or sister, now is your chance. We offer a reduced rate for our participants’ guests.

A wonderful weekend full of those well-known Tuka Tuka moments

In short, it will be a weekend for Tuka visitors by Tuka visitors! We are really looking forward to and hope to see as many of you as possible. Want to help us? Please share the existence of this weekend with as many people as possible. Share it on social media, via e-mail or just plain word of mouth. Thanks a lot in advance

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For those who want some more information first, or just want to get into the mood, the weekend entails the following:

Workshops with renowned teachers, about whom you can read more on the Teachers-page. There are also two party nights on which drinks and nibbles are on the house. We have a fine selection of refreshments and music at hand for these nights.


What can you expect from us:

A wonderful accommodation in the woods on the outskirts of Sint Michielsgestel, the Netherlands. Also great for these walks in between workshops.

A wide variety of workshops by renowned teachers

Two fun nights with good music and the option of some jamming fun.

A comfortable bed in group accommodation Zonnewende. You can either bring your own bedding (also your duvet, blankets or sleeping bag, cos those are only available at the accommodation for those that rent bedlinnen) or rent it (blankets and bedlinnen) for € 7,50 per person.

Included are breakfast/lunch/diner on Saturday, breakfast/lunch on Sunday and all drinks during the weekend (coffee and tea during the day and a selection of juices, sodas and alcoholic beverages during the festivities)

What do we expect from you:

That you register as soon as possible. Your place in the workshop is reserved as soon as you have transferred the fee of € 240,– per person + any extra’s that you have booked to our account. We expect you to do this right after receiving the payment information.

Due to the narrow time frame, we cannot refund any fees. You yourself are responsible for taking out a cancellation insurance, should you want one. In case we’d need to cancel, we’ll refund the fees paid.

That you will bring you own instrument. If you cannot bring your own, you can hire one from us in most cases. More information on hiring instruments you’ll find here. Extra Douns or other instruments for support and entertainment are welcome, of course.

That you will read all the information on the weekend thoroughly beforehand, including the house-rules.

That you will bring a good mood and will have a great time. We know we will!