|Franck Bourgois||Brigitte Bourgois|
|born 1972 in France||born 1974
in South Africa
-To produce musical instruments of quality
-Have a positive and sane impact with our work on human and environmental surrounding
-To promote and preserve ethnical instruments and music of the world
"DUNUM" received it's name from the bass drums played in West Africa.
The founders of DUNUM, Franck and Brigitte, created this project around their passion for travelling and their love for music. In 1996 they started to play didgeridoo and drum together for different public and started to build musical instruments and teach.
They improved their musical skills by attaining various courses in West Africa, Cuba and North India.
Every winter they travel around the world searching for new musical instruments, which they sell in Switzerland. Regular Workshops are organised to let the people discover the instruments.
|2014||Still travelling, searching for instruments|
|2011||Travel to Mali to deepen the knowledge of West African Music|
|2008||Learning Indian classical music in North India during the last two years|
|2004||Course with diploma in Tibetan Singing bowl Therapy in Nepal|
|2003||Study of the aboriginal culture and music in Australia|
|Different courses in West African percussion and dance in Geneva and Zurich|
|1999||Two month course in Burkina Faso for djembe and dundum with Hamadou Konaté|
|1998||Three month intensive percussion and dance in Santiago de Cuba|
|1997||Courses of west African music and dance in Geneva with the groups "Les Frères Coulibaly" and "Farafina"|
|1996||Playing music in Switzerland and France with the didgeridoo and percussion|
|1995||First contact with the didgeridoo in Australia|
|1993||Workshop in Guinea with Mamady Keïta and in Burkina Faso with the group "Kassama"|
|1991||First contact with the didgeridoo in Senegal|
|1990||First travel to Senegal and discover the love for African music|
|1998||Courses in the percussion school in Nice, France, during three years|
|Organising and teaching didgeridoo and drum Workshops in France, Geneva, Bern, Basel, Fribourg and Zurich. For children, adults and people with mental and social handicaps|
|Teachers in the "Volkshochschule Wynental" for didgeridoo an djembe|
|Presentation of ethical musical instruments in primary schools|