About us

Information about us:

farnck_450   Image of Brigitte Burgois Dunum.ch - The Shop for Native World Music Instruments
Franck Bourgois   Brigitte Bourgois
born 1972 in  France   born  1974
in  South Africa

 

Our Philosopy:

-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.

 

MUSICAL PRACTICE

  Franck Brigitte
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  

2003-

2002

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  

 

MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

2014-

1992

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

2006-

2003

Teachers in the "Volkshochschule Wynental" for didgeridoo an djembe

Since

1997

Presentation of ethical musical instruments in primary schools