As is traditional, Sayon will be teaching the drumming, song, story and sometimes dance for each piece of music. Drumming will be the primary focus of the class as it is not possible for the dancers to dance with out the drums and, drumming and song is where Sayon excels, although he is a great dancer! Sayon is available to teach classes to all age groups and especially interested in working with children, teens, elders and people with special needs and disabilities. Group, private and semi-private instruction is available for groups of all levels from beginning, to coaching for advanced players and ensembles. Please contact Sayon to schedule coaching or a private, semi-private or group class for your friends or your business. All ages and all levels of experience are welcome. Sayon is so excited to teach you.

Class Tips: Bring your djembe (if you have one – if not let us know in advance and we can provide one to you to rent for the class at a nominal fee), a pillow for your chair if you need one, an audio recorder so you can practice between classes, and water or a snack if you’ll need one!

Sayon has several classes going on most of the time!

Upcoming Classes

Stay tuned for upcoming events. We post as we have events come up.

About Sayon

Sayon Camara is an extremely talented djembefola with an intimate knowledge of the music for all the drums of the Malinke culture and an impeccable sense of time. Whether experiencing Sayon as a teacher or performer in classes, at workshops, celebrations, schools or other events, Sayon will take you places in drumming and traditional Guinean music that you didn’t know were possible and will do so with contagious joy. He is comfortable teaching and performing in any setting, for adults and children (whom he is wonderful with!) alike. He has been instructing workshops and classes in Guinea for fifteen years as well as being sought after for many celebratory occasions, both private and public. He has experience working with people from all walks of life, from many different countries.

In addition to his first CD, Sayon Barana, and second CD, Nyenema, Sayon is currently working on a third one. Prior to producing his own CDs, Sayon played on five of Famoudou Konate’s CDs, world renowned djemebefola from Guinea.



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