Category Archives: Performances

Advance Class Only Tonight In WRJ… Sayon & Landaya at BALE, South Royalton VT

No beginner class tonight in White River Junction VT. We resume next week. Sayon & Landaya will be heating up the BALE Festival on the South Royalton Green today from 5:15 – 6:15. The festival runs from 3 – 9 pm rain or shine! Followed by advance class at 7:30 in White River…

May & June Events with Sayon

Wednesday May 22
Sayon Camara Performs with the World Music Percussion Ensemble
7:00 pm
Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH
Tickets here or at the box office prior to the show.

Saturday June 1
West African Drumming Workshop
12:30 pm
Holland Hill Yoga + Fitness Studio, 97 Holland Street, Moultonboro NH
See Workshops for details. Pre-register at 802 779 4914.


Only 2 More Days!

Don’t miss this day of West African drumming in Wolfeboro on of all days, St. Patricks Day, this Sunday March 17! An afternoon workshop from 12:30 – 4:00 pm taught by Sayon Camara with members of Landaya Ensemble on dununs will be sure to turn up the heat. Followed by a 5:00 pm 100% benefit concert with Sayon & Landaya playing full out to support work for American families without homes and the education of village children in Guinea. More information can be found here on the Workshops page and the Performances page. All events take place at All Saints Church in Wolfeboro.

Sayon & Landaya Perform on Home Turf This Friday 1/25

Finally! Sayon plays on his own turf! You’ve been asking and
here it is! Guaranteed to be an authentic, irresistibly joyous
West African music performance. You’ll be soaring for days.
For all ages. Dancing encouraged. Main Street Museum,
58 Bridge Street, White River Junction, VT… 7:30 pm.

Sayon Camara & Landaya play 1/25/13 in White River Junction VT

Sayon to Play with Landaya and Sean Gaskell on Kora, Saturday 1/19 Concord NH

Come One, Come All

This promises to be a very unique evening with superb West African music! Show starts at 8pm.
True Brew Barista, 3 Bicentennial Square, Concord NH

Sayon Camara and Landaya and Sean Gaskell on kora at True Brew, Concord NH

2012 Japan Tour

Sayon has had a superb Japan Tour! As it comes to a close, we thought you’d enjoy seeing some of the photos…

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Many thanks to the photographers, Toyo Miyoshi, Keiko Miyoshi, Hiromichi Inoue, Ichiko Natale, Keiko Ishida who graciously allowed us to post these. If there are any errors please let us know! We will correct them.

Sayon’s Mini Twin State Tour with Landaya Starts Tonight

This covers a lot of area. For you central, western and Montpelier/Burlington area VT folks, we’ll be close by and for you Boston folks that have missed Sayon, Nashua NH is just a hop, skip and a jump!

Here’s the lineup:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, September, 19, 20, 21, 2012
New Hampshire Jazz Series  Performances
Sayon Camara and Landaya

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
8:00 pm
Blackstone’s at The Margate, Laconia NH

Thursday, September 20
7:30 pm
Brandon Music, Brandon VT

Friday, September 21
8:00 pm
Studio 99, Nashua NH

Experience Guinean Culture All Week!

Sunday August 5th: Head down to Keene NH for Sayon’s monthly afternoon drumming class.

Monday August 6th: You’ll have the opportunity to try drumming yourself at Sayon’s class in Woodstock.

Tuesday August 7th: We will begin teaching traditional dance from Sayon’s village for a 3 week session. Back by popular demand!

Thursday August 9th: be sure to attend the Traditional Music drum class in White River Junction!

Friday August 10th: Kick back a bit and relax at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Friday Night Music Series. Sayon will perform with talented pianist and musician Jamie Ward from 6-8pm, followed by an 8pm special appearance by Sayon and Landaya ensemble.

Saturday August 11th: Get one last round of drumming in for the week at 1pm in downtown Woodstock. Sayon will be teaching a class at the Artistree tent at Taste of Woodstock.

It’s the perfect time for a week of immersion in Guinean culture! The temperature is just right.

Brown Bag Lunch This Thursday 7/12 in Woodstock VT with Sayon and Landaya

Sayon playing at a festival.Uplift your lunch hour this Thursday from 12 noon – 1pm on the Green in Woodstock VT with Sayon Camara and Landaya Ensemble. This will be the best lunch hour of your summer. Sayon and Landaya will move Woodstock in a way it has never been moved before. Get ready to travel to West Africa!

One Drum Festival in Three More Days! Saturday July 7

Please note: in our last post we wrote July 6 by mistake. The correct date is Saturday July 7 for the One Drum Festival! See you at the beautiful garden along the river with the beat!

One Drum Festival! Saturday July 7th, Path of Life Garden

Everybody! You are invited to the 2nd Annual One Drum Festival. Experience incredible workshops and performances by drummers from many cultures. AND you can camp on site! Not to mentioning kayaking in the river! Truly a magical space for drummers, dancers and listeners alike.

Also This Week: Start your Sunday with Sayon Camara and Landaya! June 24th

Granite State Music Festival
Sayon Camara and Landaya Ensemble
11:15 am
Granite State Music Festival, Kiwanis Riverfront Park, Concord NH

This Week: Sayon at Solstice Revels Wednesday, Peterborough’s ClayFest Saturday

See the Calendar or Performance page for details.

Join Sayon and Landaya at the Relay for Life this Friday June 1!

Get the details on the Calendar page.

Opening Reception: May 27 with Sayon Camara & Landaya Ensemble

Sayon Camara

Sayon Camara by Glenn Lawton

Join Guinean musician and performer Sayon Camara, along with NH’s Landaya, for a lively evening of traditional West African music, on Sunday May 27, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Rey Center, in Waterville Valley.

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