Workshops

If you haven’t had the pleasure of studying with Sayon Camara, you are in for a treat. He will take you places in your drumming you didn’t know existed and he will do it with a humble, open heart and infinite joy. Get a direct West African experience. You’ll never be the same again!

Sayon has been teaching workshops for almost a decade in the US, Guinea and Japan. He has the ability to communicate the music to others, regardless of the language they speak and the size of the group.

Past workshops have ranged in length from one day to one month and can be held in your city or country or in Guinea and can be arranged to specific needs.

If you would like to arrange a workshop in your area, please contact Sayon for details.

Upcoming 2014 Workshops: Washington, Maine, Vancouver and Bellingham… scroll down!

If You Need A Drum For A Workshop
Please let us know well in advance by calling 802 779 4914. We have djembes for rent for $5 per workshop day.

What to Bring to All Workshops
A djembe if you have one, water, an AUDIO recorder  – no video recordings may be made – to practice what you’ve learned later, and whatever else you need to be comfortable. If you don’t have a djembe don’t worry, you can rent at the workshop for a nominal fee. Please let us know you need to rent a djembe when you register, no less than two weeks in advance.

You must pre-register for all workshops by calling 802 779 4914, unless otherwise specified.

September

September 19-21, 2014  Camp
Camp Saamato
Sayon will be teaching classes at Camp Saamato!
Camp River Ranch, Carnation WA
Tickets here.

October

Sayon’s Bath, Maine, West African Drumming Workshop
Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18

All playing levels are welcome, ages 10 and up.
Location  Resounding Rhythms, 51 High Street, Winnegance Ledge Studio, Bath Maine

Space is limited so please call Resounding Rhythms at 207 319 7433 to let us know you will be attending. Advance registration required. Contact Resounding Rhythms. Cost to be posted on Resounding Rhythms website.

Sayon’s First Advanced West African Drumming Workshop
Sunday, October 19

Advanced students only! More information to come!
Location  Resounding Rhythms, 51 High Street, Winnegance Ledge Studio, Bath Maine

Space is limited so please call Resounding Rhythms at 207 319 7433 to let us know you will be attending. Advance registration required. Contact Resounding Rhythms. Cost to be posted on Resounding Rhythms website.

What defines an advanced student for this workshop? 

You are an advanced student if you are confident and at ease with:

Keeping time in both 4/4 and 6/8

Playing distinctive tones and slaps, moving effortlessly between the two

Multiple rolls

Picking up dunun patterns and variations

Moving in and out of dunun enchauffments

Playing introductions

Playing strong solo

Playing with intensity

This workshop is for advanced drumming peers with a specific skill-set, who otherwise are not able to get the musical workout they desire short of traveling to West Africa.

Not an advanced student yet? With time, patience and drumming devotion, you can definitely get there. Coming to the Friday & Saturday Workshop with Sayon in Bath, Maine, on October 17 & 18, that precedes this advanced workshop, where all drumming levels are welcome, will help you do that!

November

Sayon Camara Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, November 1 & 2, 2014
In Downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada
CBC Building
Studio 700
7oo Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
Register in Advance! For detailed information and registration, click here.


West African Drumming Workshop with Sayon Camara of Guinea

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 7, 8 & 9, 2014
Bellingham Washington

Register in Advance to take advantage of special Early Bird Pricing! Call 603-254-4493.
Let us know if you need a djembe.

Workshop Schedule
Friday, November 7 – 2 Classes: 6 – 7:30 pm  &  7:45 – 9:15 pm
Saturday, November 8 – 3 Classes: 3:30 – 5 pm  &  5:15 – 6:45 pm  &  7:15 – 8:45 pm
Sunday, November 9 – 1 class: 6:30 – 8 pm

Location
Inspire Studio • 1411 Cornwall Ave • Bellingham WA • 2nd floor

Cost
Early Bird Pricing!
Register and Pay by October 24!
Get a reduced rate if you go for the full Sayon Camara Experience: $135
Individual Classes: $25
Call 603 254 4493 to get the Early Bird rate!
After October 24:
The full Sayon Camara Experience: $160
Individual Classes: $30
Call 603 254 4493 to register.

Presented by Doni Doni Drums!

 

Past Workshops

2014
Conakry, Guinea
Bath ME
Wolfeboro NH
White River Junction VT
Lexington KY

2013
Bellingham WA

Ashland OR
Wolfeboro NH

Moultonborough NH
Bath ME
Conakry, Guinea
Kouya Sidia, Guinea

2012
Wiscasset ME
Bath ME
Woodstock VT
White River Junction VT
Japan Tour
Norwich VT
Wolfeboro NH

2011
Hartland VT
New London NH
Bristol NH
Boston MA
Keene NH
Concord NH
Wolfeboro NH
Wiscasset ME
Bath ME

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