Sayon Camara + Yalani Bangoura
Special Drum + Dance Class!
Don’t miss this double class with two exemplary artists from Guinea!
Wednesday July 8, 2015
6:15 – 7:30 pm Drum Class with Sayon
7:30 – 9:00 pm Dance Class with Yalani
Stone Church • 210 Main Street • Brattleboro VT
Sayon Camara + Yalani Bangoura
Tuesday Nights Weekly in New London • Except the 3rd Tuesday of Each Month
West African Drumming Class • All Levels Class
Starts Tuesday June 30, 2015
6:30 – 8:00 pm
All ages and skill levels welcome. No experience necessary.
St Andrews Church • 52 Gould Road • New London NH • Enter at the back of the church.
A unique class that brings the art forms of Sayon’s culture together.
Journey to an African village with Sayon Camara of Guinea and his wife Lev in a workshop that engages participants in the drumming, music, song, story, traditional language and dance from the place where Sayon delighted in his childhood and served as djembefola (one who plays the djembe drum). All ages and skill levels welcome. No experience necessary. We will work at the level of those in the group. Plan to experience joy and the music and dance traditions of a very different culture. Village music, song and dance is simple and Sayon is a patient and skillful teacher.
This is under the second Specialty Classes category.
Be sure to let us know if you need a drum when you register:
Email SayonCamaraDrumming@gmail.com or call 802 779 4914.
Open Door, 18 N Main Street, White River Junction VT
Join Sayon in New London NH on Saturday May 30 from 12-3 pm for an afternoon workshop. Register by May 25 to take advantage of Early Bird pricing!
Saturday May 2, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
St Pauls Episcopal Church in White River at 749 Hartford Ave next to the Upper Valley Haven
All ages 8+ and all skill levels from newbie to advanced welcome.
You don’t need to pre-register but it you need a drum to play for the class, please contact Sayon by Saturday at 12n to let us know.
Details on the Workshops page!
We had a wonderful African Culture Class: Music, Drumming, Song and Dance of the Malinke of Guinea, focusing on the piece of music, Wadaba. Just like an African village! Thank you to all participants who tried a lot of new things and had fun doing it.
Coming up this weekend!
Friday May 1
Sayon & Landaya in Concert… with plenty of room to dance if you need to.
Barrett Hall, South Strafford VT.
Saturday May 2
Special Saturday West African Drum Mini Workshop/Class with Sayon in White River Junction VT!
We’ll learn to play one of the songs Sayon and Landaya performed at the Friday night concert!
4:00 – 6:00 pm
St Pauls Episcopal Church
Sayon Camara & Landaya clip from a performance of the music, Numu (Blacksmith), as traditionally played in Kouya Sidia, Guinea.
Back at the seacoast in Maine to drum in Spring. Catch all the details here! See you by the ocean in just one week.
We are going to rock Woodstock with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars! We are thrilled to be opening for them and helping them shine a light on the ebola crisis! Get your tickets here! That’s Woodstock VT! Pentangle Arts, Town Hall Theater at 7:30 pm!
We’ll see you on Friday January 23 in Maine at Resounding Rhythms in their brand new location in Wiscasset, just 15 minutes from their old place. Limited to 14 and filling up so don’t hesitate to register and get info here. We’ll see you there and looking forward to it!
That’s THIS Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14. Check out the details of the workshop here. We’ll see you there!
With Sayon Camara & Landaya at Barrett Memorial Hall in South Strafford VT from 8:00 – 10:00 pm and then some! The irresistible polyrhythms of this West African ensemble combined with Sayon’s expert hands on the djembe and haunting melodies on traditional flute will get you up and dancing! This is a fundraiser for Barrett Hall, a historical community building with great wooden floors and lots of room to move.
Are you a drummer in Washington state or Vancouver, Canada? Have you registered to drum with Sayon? His 2nd Northwest tour starts this Saturday, November 1 in Vancouver. For a tour calendar to find out where and when Sayon will be teaching and playing go here. For details and information on workshops go here!