African Culture Class! Saturday August 8

Once again! A chance to journey with Sayon in a class that engages participants in the drumming, music, song, story, traditional language and dance from Sayon’s village of Kouya Sidia. All ages and experience levels welcome!

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Open Door Studio • 18 North Main Street • White River Junction VT
For full details and to register:
http://www.opendoorworkshop.com/workshops.html

Sayon playing in his village for the children.


So Sad to Hear About the Passing of Abdoulaye Sylla

Abdoulaye was so kind to me when I was out in Seattle last year.

I would like to extend his kindness by letting others know of this opportunity to help Abdoulaye’s family take him home to Guinea.

Thank you all.

http://www.gofundme.com/AbdoulayeSylla


Special! Drum + Dance with Sayon + Yalani! Wednesday July 8

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
Information here.

Sayon Camara Drums  Yalani Bagoura Dances

NEW! Weekly Class in New London NH Starts Tuesday!

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.


Usher in Summer with Sayon! June 20

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.

Pre-register at:
http://www.opendoorworkshop.com/registration.html

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

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New May Drumming Workshop Just Announced!

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!

http://sayoncamaradrumming.com/workshops


2 More Days! Until Sayon’s West African Drum Class in White River!

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!

Sayon Camara teaches djembe rhythms in class, Woodstock VT


Coming Up Next: May 1 and 2 with Sayon!

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.
http://sayoncamaradrumming.com/performances

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
http://sayoncamaradrumming.com/workshops


Malinke Culture Class! Saturday April 25

Journey with Sayon in a first time class that engages participants in the drumming, music, song, story, traditional language and dance from Sayon’s village of Kouya Sidia.

Open Door Studio • 18 North Main Street • White River Junction VT
For full details and to register:
http://www.opendoorworkshop.com/workshops.html

Sayon playing in his village for the children.

Sayon playing in his village for the children.

 

 


Sayon Camara & Landaya: Numu (Blacksmith)

Sayon Camara & Landaya clip from a performance of the music, Numu (Blacksmith), as traditionally played in Kouya Sidia, Guinea.


Spring Equinox Drumming Workshop with Sayon In One Week!

Back at the seacoast in Maine to drum in Spring. Catch all the details here! See you by the ocean in just one week.


Friday February 20! Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars with Sayon Camara & Landaya Opening!

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!

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Sayon Camara & Landaya


Maine Workshop Starts One Week From Today! On Friday 1/23!

Register here!


Sayon’s Maine Workshop Coming Up In 2 Weeks!

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!

Sayon drums in Maine.


On My Way to Albany NY to Drum with You this Weekend!

That’s THIS Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14. Check out the details of the workshop here. We’ll see you there!


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