Experiencing his mastery of sounds, dynamics and pure speed was the catalyst for me devoting a large part of my life to this instrument.

I heard this monster play and I realised just how much depth the djembe has!

Tuition and Workshops with Bassidi KonéIMG_4994

Bassidi enjoys sharing his culture and traditions with the international community as a performer and teacher. He is an accomplished and respected teacher of the djembe, balafon, kamalan n’goni, and doun doun, and has had extensive experience teaching international students, both children and adults. He offers private tuition and group workshops for the beginner, intermediate, advanced, and professional musician. Bassidi is an engaging and supportive teacher.


Workshops in Elementary and Secondary Schools

Bassidi teaches children and young adults in elementary and secondary school settings. His drumming workshops promote self-esteem and awareness, listening skills, coordination, focus, confidence, leadership and teamwork. These school programs are engaging, energetic, inclusive and fun. He provides hands on tuition of the djembe and balafon, and gives students valuable insight into the important role music plays in traditional Malian culture.IMG_1262

Bassidi has run successful djembe and balafon workshops with primary and secondary students at Kingswood Primary School (Melbourne, Australia), the American International School of Bamako (Mali), and the International School of Ouagadougou (BurkinaFaso).


Recent Workshops




Students and Organisations


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