Join The Yeredon Center and The Haus of Glitter Dance Company in Mali this summer!

THE YEREDON CENTER is hosting a 2 week cultural immersion + awareness + preservation retreat to MALI THIS SUMMER 2021!!! Yeredon's 2021 Retreat is a pilot for re-building our tradition of annual summer cultural immersion + awareness + preservation retreats and programming, with hopes of hosting an International Rhythm of Change Festival in Bamako in 2022.

In order to organize this retreat as best we can, we are trying to fill the spots as soon as possible. By registering sooner, not only will you guarantee your spot, but you will also be helping us to secure the logistics for the group. The Yeredon Center's programming aims to preserve Malian dance, music, culture and uplift Afro-and Black tradition, activism and ways of being in our creative, personal and professional practice.

DATES: July 27th (Tuesday) to August 10th (Tuesday) 2021

PLACE: Bamako, Mali (Djoumanzana)



  • $2,000 - $2,500 (in full before May 1);

  • $2,400 - $2,900 (after May 1)


  • Transportation to/from airport to/from Yeredon Center

  • A single mattress pad in a dormitory-style room for two (may request roommate) at the Yeredon Center

  • Access to dormitory-style shared restroom (Shower, toilet, sink, mirror) at the Yeredon Center

  • Access to indoor and outdoor dance studios + roof deck + private courtyard contemplative spaces

  • Prepared meals for breakfast + lunch + dinner during above dates

  • Access to Yeredon's Sekou Camara Library (West African History, Dance, Music, Culture, Language Collection)

  • Daily Dance + Drumming Classes with Yeredon Master Teachers

  • Language, History, Culture and Art Workshop (i.e. mud cloth painting, calabash making, etc...)

  • Tour guide + translator for Yeredon classes/workshops, for all group field trips, and other on-site activities

  • Workshops on centering Black + Afro-Diaspora wisdom + culture in your creative practice, profession, activism, and healing

  • Transportation for Yeredon Field Trips to villages, artist studio tours, school visits and community partners

  • 24/7 Security + surveillance at the gates to the Yeredon Center

  • Travel Guide with packing list + vaccine recommendations + other relevant information


  • Flights + Domestic transportation

  • Off-site meals (for field trips and personal outings)

  • Laundry services (available for an additional modest fee)

  • Transportation for personal trips + evening outings

  • Gifts, souvenirs and personal purchases (though we do have recommendations for tailors, artisans and other makers)

  • Wifi + Cell Phone Access (affordable internet cafes within walking distance)

  • Travel vaccinations

We hope to see you in Mali this summer!