Camp Merveilles


JULY 29th – AUGUST 3rd

This year Merveilles will be a camp once again- allowing us to gather as a village for the week in the beautiful Colorado mountains at Sunrise Ranch. We are pleased to announce that Sunrise serves farm fresh organic  foods and will meet any dietary needs. Beginning with class and dinner on Tuesday evening, July 29th, followed by full days of classes Wednesday July 30th through Sunday August 3rd, and events or gatherings every evening. This will be the new home of Camp Merveilles, Colorado. We invite you to come be a part of starting a new chapter where we will annually gather together to share music, dance, culture, and community.

Look forward to 2014 Merveilles Colorado at beautiful Sunrise Ranch

Click on the link above to see photos and find out more about the fabulous new home for Camp Merveilles!


All students MUST follow the link above and register online! Payments can either be made online or mailed to Camp Merveilles at PO BOX 20894 Boulder, CO 80308


Follow the link above to see video footage and further information on the teachers of 2014!


Please take the time to look through this information- it will help answer your questions and enhance your camp experience!


Camp Merveilles is a world-class conference that combines local West African artists with visiting faculty to bring the amazing spirit of West African drumming and dance to the Front Range. This is a unique opportunity for students of all levels to experience the teaching of master dancers and musicians right here in Boulder.

Merveilles Hawaii 2014

November 5th – 9th





hawaii-merv2Kissidugu Foundation and Lavaroots Performing Arts would like to thank all of the wonderful people who came to our first annual Merveilles Hawaii Drum and Dance Conference on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was a great success, and we are already looking forward to many more amazing camps in the coming years. Start planning for next year! Stay tuned for exact dates, but most likely will be in November 2014.


Camp Merveilles is the longest on-going program operating under the current non-profit of the Kissidugu Foundation. If you would like to support these programs to continue the sharing of the cultural arts of Guinea in the United States please donate online below or send a check or money order to “Camp Merveilles” P.O. Box 20894 Boulder, CO 80308. All donations are greatly appreciated! You can also donate to support the creation of The Kissidugu School of Dance, Music & Education in Guinea, West Africa. Please click HERE for more information. Inuwali!! (Thank you)

For all questions and inquiries or further information please contact: