Virtual West African Drum and Dance Camp
Lots of great teachers, djembe and dunun classes, various other West African instruments (krin, shekere, balaphone, kora) and dance at this virtual camp out of South Carolina!
May 5 – May 9
Sayon Teaches Friday May 8!
11:00 am – 12:15 pm Dounouns
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Djembe
Information and registration here! To get the link for camp classes, register first. Then the camp folks will follow up with an email containing the class links.
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Virtual West African Drum and Dance Camp
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!
If you miss Sayon while he is in Guinea you can always go see him at the Montshire Museum in Norwich…
Yes! Sayon is part of the Making Music exhibit up at the Montshire right now for those who missed the exhibit the first time around. You’ll feel like you’re sitting in class with him! Making Music is a hands-on experience with all kinds of instruments. We learned a lot, had fun and highly recommend it for all ages.
The museum is open daily, 10am to 5pm, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas and is located at One Montshire Road, Norwich VT 05055.
Happy holidays to all from Guinea.
Get more information on this amazing workshop for this year or next year!
Drumming and dancing! Get the details and register here!
To get detailed information and register while the Early Bird price is still available click here!
Last call to register for Sayon’s Intermediate/Advanced class in Newton MA at 7pm tonight!
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!
Travel to Guinea. Immerse yourself in the culture. Change.
Sayon has set the dates! December 29, 2016 – January 18, 2017.
Check out Travel to Guinea
Abdoulaye was so kind to me when I was out in Seattle last year.
I would like to extend his kindness by letting others know of this opportunity to help Abdoulaye’s family take him home to Guinea.
Thank you all.
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.
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
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.
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
Don’t miss this one night only workshop with Sayon in Lexington KY! Details here.
Get those checks postmarked TODAY to get the early bird pricing on Sayon’s Vermont Drumming Workshop happening on Friday & Saturday, July 11 & 12! Details on pricing and mailing here: https://sayoncamaradrumming.com/workshops
See you in just under two weeks!