Category Archives: Performances

West African Live Drumming and Dance!

Friday, August 9th at 6pm
Artistree, South Pomfret VT

More information and your tickets here!

We’re delighted to offer a joyful participatory West African community evening with Sayon and Lev Camara and Arabalon on Friday August 9! Drum and/or dance, listen, observe! It’s your choice.

Come one, come all. This is your African village. The music and dance are traditional, taught in the village style, making it accessible to all. Young, old, singles, couples, families, groups, experienced or no experience at all. Everyone is welcome.

A 6pm drumming class with Sayon will start the evening, followed at 7pm with dance instruction by Lev to Sayon’s live drumming. For about the last 90 minutes of the evening, Sayon and Arabalon will perform for all who care to watch, listen and/or dance to the beat of their own West African inspired drum!

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TONIGHT 7/26! Joyous Africa in White River Junction

An Evening of West African Music
Drum and Dance
Friday, July 26
6:00 – 9:00 pm
ALL ARE WELCOME from youth to elders, inexperienced, experienced! This is a
community event.

With Guinean Joyous Master Drummer Sayon Camara and Araba-lon
Live Drumming All Night!
All music and dance is traditional from Sayon’s village in Guinea

6:00 pm Drum with Sayon!
7:00 pm Dance with Lev!
7:30 pm Free Dance!

Location
Ancient Healing Arts Yoga Studio
85 N Main St • Tip Top Building • Room 240 • 2nd Floor
White River Junction VT

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Travel to Guinea with Sayon!

Drumming, Music, Dance & Culture Intensive

3 Weeks of Immersion into the Culture of Sayon’s Native Guinea

December 30, 2019 – January 19, 2020

Find out more and get started here!

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Sayon Just Added 4 More August Events in New Hampshire and Maine! Check it Out!

Go right to the Calendar to get the scoop!

 

Sayon playing at a festival.


Africa in a Yoga Studio! Friday 8/3

We are going to have a blast listening to Sayon play with Araba-lon, singing and dancing, all West African village style! You can donate if you wish and this is a FREE event. First Friday in White River Junction VT.

The details are in the poster. Stop in and say hi! We’d love to see you.

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NH ME VT… Not to be missed!

This is a fun night! And open to ALL! Hear Sayon and Araba-lon live and learn to move through some traditional dance moves village style.

Sayon and Araba-lon Drum and Dance
Friday April 13
New African Americans Friday Family Fun Night
6 – 8 pm
Grace Capital Church • 543 Pembroke Street • Pembroke NH


Will you be at the Laconia NH Multicultural Festival tomorrow?

We will be! See you there…

Sayon Performs with Araba-lon
Includes a Drumming Workshop Class for Kids!  • 11:00 – 11:30 am
Includes a Dance Workshop • 11:30 am – 12 noon

Saturday, September 9
Laconia Multicultural Festival
 Festival Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Performance • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Laconia NH


Find One (or ALL) of Sayon’s Event(s) to Attend This Spring!

April

Vermont Children’s Multicultural Festival
Sayon Camara Mini Performance and Drumming Workshop
Saturday April 29  
Sharon VT
Information here.

May

West African Drumming Workshop
Thursday May 4  
New York  (New York City Area)
Registration – now open! and information here.

West African Drumming Workshop
Saturday May 6 
Harrisburg/Lancaster PA Area  
Registrationnow open! and information here.

West African Drumming Workshop
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – May 19, 20 & 21 
Woolwich ME
The popular Maine workshop you don’t want to miss!
Registration – now open! and information here.

And don’t forget weekly Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced Classes every Thursday night in White River Junction VT! Information here.

Sayon Camara as the djembefola in his village during a recent celebration of the new wells in the village.

Sayon Camara serving as the djembefola for his village during a recent celebration of the new wells recently drilled in the village. Thank you to the hundreds of you who made this possible!


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.
https://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
https://sayoncamaradrumming.com/workshops


Sayon Camara & Landaya: Numu (Blacksmith)

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


Last Outdoor Concert of 2014!

Sayon and Landaya return to Autumn Moondance Festival by popular demand! Center of the festival on Main Street in Windsor VT! This Friday October 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Time to dance!

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Join Sayon & Landaya this Saturday at 4pm in Concord NH

That’s right! We’ll be playing at the Multicultural Festival right in the heart of the capitol. 4pm. See you there. Let’s dance!

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Sayon Plays on the Woodstock Green at 2pm Today 9/6…

that’s in less than three hours… and there’s a great Arts Fest going on there all day Saturday and Sunday!


On the Woodstock Green at Noon 8/28

Come listen, come dance! Free concert!


Sayon Live! Saturday May 24

Be sure to get your tickets poster for sayon camara and landaya performance at the mill on May 24early to this sell out event.

Always a high energy evening at one of our favorite venues!