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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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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


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!


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.


Today is June 30! Last Day for Early Bird Pricing on Sayon’s July 11 & 12 Workshop!

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!


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! 

 


White River Junction: This Week Only, Thursday Night Class Change

Please Note: NO class this Thursday April 17. Next classes are Thursday April 24, every Thursday in May, same time, same place, starting May 1 and a special class SATURDAY May 3, Beyond Beginner Class from 1-2:30 pm, Beginner Class from 2:30-4 pm.


Thursday Night White River Class Will Meet on Friday 4/4, This Week ONLY

PLEASE NOTE: This week ONLY, the Thursday Night White River Classes will NOT be held on Thursday 4/3. They will be held on Friday 4/4. Same times, same place. We will resume the Thursday night schedule on Thursday, April 10.


Sayon is Back!

After two months in his homeland Sayon has returned fresh from Guinea to drum with you. White River Junction classes resume at 6 pm this Thursday for Beginners and 7:30 pm for Beyond Beginning! See you there! Check the classes page for details.


Pre-Holiday Workshops and Classes

Monday, November 26 • Woodstock VT Class

Thursday, November 29 • White River Junction, VT Class • 2 Classes: Beginning at 6pm + Intermediate at 7:30pm

Saturday December 1 • West African Drum WORKSHOP! • Woodstock VT • Join us for the last workshop of the year in Woodstock. It’s a great way to build energy for the coming holiday season!

Sunday December 2 • Keene NH West African Drum Class

Monday, December 3 • Woodstock VT Class

Monday, December 10 • Woodstock VT Class

Thursday, December 13 • White River Junction, VT Class • 2 Classes: Beginning at 6pm + Intermediate at 7:30pm

Monday, December 17 • Woodstock VT Class

Wednesday, December 19 • Rutland VT DANCE Class

Thursday, December 20 • White River Junction, VT Class • 2 Classes: Beginning at 6pm + Intermediate at 7:30pm

Thursday, December 27 • White River Junction, VT Class • 2 Classes: Beginning at 6pm + Intermediate at 7:30pm

Monday, December 31 • Woodstock VT Class • Welcome the New Year Class!

For details on locations and times please click on Classes and Workshops.


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.


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