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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!


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!


Celebrate Sayon’s Birthday!

Sayon Camara in Simbaya Gare, Conakry
This Thursday, March 23, we will drum with Sayon in celebration of his birthday. We are so glad he is here with us!
6-7:30pm
Tip Top Media Arts Building, White River Junction VT

In honor of Sayon’s birthday this will be a donations gratefully received class – no set fee – with 50% of the donations going to the next project in Sayon’s beloved home village of Kouya Sidia: Food for Everyone, Every Day.


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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Sayon’s Bath, Maine Classes Are Next Week!

Two classes, Tuesday & Thursday evening August 12 & 14, from 6-8 pm. Register here.


4 Days Remain! Until the July 11/12 Drumming Workshop with Sayon in VT!

That’s right. The workshop starts this Friday night. There is still time to get a discount before the door price kicks in. We already have a lively and talented group who are committed. This will be a spirited workshop and a great opportunity to study with Sayon on his home turf and play with both experienced and beginning students! Expect to elevate your drumming! Details here.


Early Bird Pricing Ends June 30!

Don’t miss out on this great early bird pricing for Sayon’s Friday & Saturday, July 11 & 12 Drumming workshop in White River Junction VT! Accessible to a lot of you within an hour or two drive! Pricing for those registering and paying (postmark those envelopes by June 30!) ends June 30! That leaves you six more days…

July 11 & 12, Friday & Saturday 2014  Workshop West African Drumming with Sayon Camara 6:30 – 8:30 pm and from Saturday: 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Early Bird Pricing Available… save up to $40 on the Complete Workshop Experience! 
Early Bird Pricing
Complete Workshop Experience Friday & Saturday:  $100, Friday Only: $40, Saturday Only: $80
Cost After June 30: Complete Workshop Experience Friday & Saturday:  $120, Friday Only: $45, Saturday Only: $90.
Cost at the Door: Complete Workshop Experience Friday & Saturday:  $140, Friday Only: $50, Saturday Only: $10
To get Early Bird Pricing, send your name, address, phone and email with a check for the full amount of the days you wish to attend made out to: Sayon Camara Drumming, PO Box 646, Woodstock VT 05091. Make sure your envelope is postmarked by June 30, 2014.

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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Sayon’s Class in White River This Saturday! May 3

Another fabulous opportunity for a Saturday class with Sayon!

Saturday May 3. Coming right up in six days!
 
Schedule
Advanced 1:00 – 2:30 pm / $25 Drop Ins
Beginners 2:30 – 4:00 pm / $20 Drop Ins
 
St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 749 Hartford Ave, White River Junction – next to the Upper Valley Haven
This is a make up class so if you are a regular student you have already paid!
 
Saturday drumming has great energy. We had a blast last time. Come and drum joyfully with us! 

 


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.


Youth Workshop Saturday June 30, 2012 in White River Junction VT

Sayon in djembe regalia.

This workshop is designed for youths from 12-22! This Saturday. Be sure to call 802 779 4914 to register in advance. We need only 5 more registrations to make this fly! Information on the Workshops page here.


Keene Class Moves to New Location July 1, 2012

Please Note! As of Sunday July 1, 2012 we will be holding the Keene class at a NEW location in Keene:
Cornerstone Center for Wellness, 305 Park Ave, Keene NH 03431


See Everyone at the Monthly Keene Class Tomorrow!

Check out the Classes page if you don’t know about this!


Thanks for Joining Me in Woodstock today!

Many thanks to all of the great drummers who joined us at Artistree today as they participated in Trek to Taste.


Special 3 Week Session for Beginning or Refreshing Your Drumming with Sayon in White River Junction!

Join Sayon for this new class starting Thursday night May 10 at 6:30 pm. There will be three sessions taking place this spring and summer. The first  three week session for beginner’s starts this week! See the Classes or Calendar page for details.