Tag Archives: africa

Guinea Workshop Starts in 8 Days!

Go here for more information. It’s too late to sign up this year but you can plan on next year now!


Tonight is the Night!

Last call to register for Sayon’s Intermediate/Advanced class in Newton MA at 7pm tonight!

 

 


Drum and Dance with Sayon in Maine! June 24-26

After a GREAT wrap on the West coast Sayon is ready to drum with East coast drummers and friends. Maine here he comes! We’ll be drumming on djembes and dounouns, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and adding dance to the Sunday afternoon drumming class of the traditional Kassa rhythm. Get ready for joy!

Register here!


Find Your Coast!

This June Sayon will be offering TWO West African Drumming & Dance workshops! One on the West Coast (click here for West Coast details/registration) and one on the East Coast (click here for East Coast details/registration). Registration is now open!


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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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


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.

 

 


West! Washington and Vancouver… Starts Saturday November 1!

Are you a drummer in Washington state or Vancouver, Canada? Have you registered to drum with Sayon? His 2nd Northwest tour starts this Saturday, November 1 in Vancouver. For a tour calendar to find out where and when Sayon will be teaching and playing go here. For details and information on workshops go here!


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 Teaches Rare Vermont Workshop July 11 & 12, 2014

All the details are on the Workshops page! This workshop is for you. We hope all the students who traveled to Guinea this past winter will be there to help us transport everyone back to the heart of Guinea! What sweeter place to drum than Vermont in July? What sweeter teacher? What’s sweeter than taking your drumming to the next level?

Take a look and get registered with the Early Bird Savings today!

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New Effort Started for Sayon’s Home Village of Kouya Sidia

Please visit Sayon’s Village page so we can share what’s new and upcoming in his home village of Kouya Sidia!


Heading to Bath, Maine in 2 Days!

If you want to participate in our always fabulous workshop in Bath (Friday and Saturday, July 26 & 27), there may still be room. Contact Resounding Rhythms to register. See you on the Maine coast! Can’t wait…


West African Dance Class, 6:30 Tonight 08/14

Put wings on your feet tonight at dance class with Lev backed by the irresistible drumming of Sayon Camara and Landaya Ensemble. She will be teaching Malinke dances as they were taught to her by her teacher in Guinea, the fluid and phenomenal dancer, Saran Conde. 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Artistree in Woodstock, VT. Information at Classes.

Saran Conde dancing traditionally at a marriage fete in Guinea.

Saran Conde dancing traditionally at a marriage fete in Guinea.


Sayon at Plymouth State in NH Monday November 14

Sayon with Landaya EnsembleOn Monday November 14th, Sayon will appear as the guest artist with Landaya, a west African ensemble that plays traditional music from his homeland as part of Plymouth State University’s International Week in Plymouth NH. Performance is at 11:30 am – lunchtime.


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