AAA Registration Information 2015

In providing the best experience for participants, AAA’s workshop is carefully designed by leading professional artists in Asia to provide comprehensive training in becoming an experienced performing artist.

Workshop Overview

Assessment of participants’ skill

Full Intensive Training

2 x Pubic Concert as part of overall training

Concert Review & Confirmation of selected participants as AAA member.

Inauguration Concert for AAA members.

*Certificate of Completion upon attendance of full training.
*Certficate of Appointment as AAA members for selected participants.
*Besides the inauguration concert on 3Sept, the newly appointed AAA members will begin annual Asia tour with AAA to present the true beauty of West African music and dance!

Participants will receive

  • intensive training on djembe/dunun drumming (drummers) and African dance (dancers)
  • training on West African drum & dance choreographies 
  • African costume that are specially designed for this concert
  • the exposure to professional makeup for stage performance
  • the exposure to professional lighting for stage performance
  • the experience of stage movement in a professional production
  • the experience of concert preparation as an artist in a professional production 

  • Formally established this year, the inaugural training and concert for Asia All-star for Africa (AAA) is looking for drummers and dancers with potential and passion to join AAA and present together the beauty of West African performing arts.
    Regardless of skill level, anyone with a deep passion in West African djembe/dunun drumming and dance are welcome to participate in this training. 

    Chief Trainer

    Rumiko Fujii(Artistic Director, Gekidan AFRICA)
    Hiroki Murai(Music Director, Gekidan AFRICA)
    Kelvin Kew(Vice President, TTM Djembe Academy)

    Costume Team of AAA

    hair OPUS Hair designer Kai
    she come from Fukuoka only for AAA.
    Facebook:hair OPUS

    We combine your stage vision with our expertise design!

    Workshop Fee

    Normal fee: 
    USD950 from 16 July - 15 Aug 2015

    Early bird fee: 
    USD800 before 15 July 2015

    TTMDA teachers/instructors price:
    USD650 before 15 July 2015 ( USD800 from 16 July - 15 Aug 2015)

    *Members from the same band/performing troupe can opt for group registration. For every 4 registration, the 5th person can sign up for the entire training for free. However, the 5th person still have to pay for his/her own performing costume at USD150. The performing costume is to be worn by all participants for performance on concert days.

    *Troupe Registration Details: 1) We encourage drummers & dancers from the same troupe to participate by offering 1 free registration when your team of 5 register. When registering, please submit: - your troupe name - short video of the participating members performing together - members in the video should be wearing the same costume
    2) If there is TTMDA instructors/teachers in your troupe registration of 5 person, the special price for TTMDA instructor/teacher is still valid and the 5th member sign up for free as well.
    3) The early bird price for TTMDA instructor/teacher still applies as well for troupe registration and is valid until 15July2015.

    Workshop Fee Includes

    1. All training (by Kelvin Kew, Hiroki Murai & Rumiko Fujii).
    2. Performance costume (Design by Rumiko Fujii & Hitomi Shibutani).
    3. AAA Tshirt.
    4. Professional lighting and sound arrangement for participants’ performance experience.
    5. All transport arrangement on concert days.
    6. 2 days of Taiwan tour (includes insurance)
    7. Lunch box for all training days
    8. Lunch & Dinner box for concert dates                                                    
    (No refund of partial fees if participants choose to skip any part of the training. If participants. Should participants need to cancel their entire participation due to personal reasons, 50% of the fees shall be refunded)

    Workshop Fee does not include

    1. Accommodation (MuMu Music School can help to arrange for apartment sharing for 5 pax at about USD20-25 each person. Due to limited apartment places, do express your intend for this arrangement)
    2. Airfare or any other form of transport to Taiwan.  
    3. Visa to Taiwan
    4. Drums (Drummers are encourage to bring their own djembe, djembe rental is available at USD200 for the whole workshop)
    5. Any other transport cost or meals cost

    AAA Scholarship

    Anyone residing in Asia between the age of 16-21 can apply for full scholarship for this training. Applicant will have to submit a 3-5 minute video of themselves performing (djembe/dunun for drummers, dance for dancers) to by 25 June 2015. 1 candidate for dancer and 1 candidate for drummers will be selected to attend the full training for free.

    The selected candidate will still have to pay for his/her own airfare to Taiwan, visa to Taiwan, accommodation and other meals and transport cost not mentioned during workshop.

    Event Schedule

    (Paste event schedule) 
    *There will be a roadshow to promote AAA’s Taiwan concert on 23Aug, all participants are welcome to join AAA in this roadshow.

    Workshop Venue

    24-30Aug training venue: Taoyuan, Taiwan
    31Aug, 1Sept, 3Sept concert venue: Taipei, Taiwan

    Registration Method

    Please mail the following to :

    1) Your Nickname or Artist Name
    2) Email address
    3) Facebook or WeChat Name or ID
    4) Gender
    5) Drum or Dance workshop
    6) Photocopy of your passport
    7) 1 nice photo of yourself in any posture

    Payment Method

    1. Paypal 

    2. International bank transfer to
      • Account name: HUANG YING-YING
      • Account number: 0185-441-006408
      • Bank Address: 5F., No. 115, Sec 3, Minsheng E Road, Songshan Dist., Taipei City 105, Taiwan (R.O.C)
      • Swift Code: ESUNTWTP

    When making payment, please state your name.

    We will email you a confirmation of your registration after we receive payment and all the required information.

    Thank you and we look forward to an exciting adventure with you!!!!