Busy busy 🙂

View over the Gorge de Gourdon, southern France

Just stunned to see I haven’t done a newsletter for almost two years… simply because I have not had the time.  We now live in Kafountine, Senegal for 9 months a year and have our residency papers, yay!  So we are able to accept guests, whether kora students or  just fans of relaxing in nature, from November until the end of April each year.  The rest of the time we collapse in a heap, go exploring Senegal (and perhaps beyond) and generally enjoy our rather unusual life style!
We come back to Europe every year for WOMAD festival at the end of July and Tribal Earth in the UK, and of course our workshops in France.  These have taken on a new dimension with every one being full to capacity, to the extent that this September we are adding on an extra follow-on workshop – have a feeling I’m mad suggesting this, but with three teachers in Adam, Josh and Dembo, plus a crowd of willing helpers we will survive and then just need to lie down in a darkened room, or in our case a darkened camper van with a stunning view like the one below.  I’ll get that newsletter out soon!