An Evening of West African Music
Drum and Dance
Friday, July 26
6:00 – 9:00 pm
ALL ARE WELCOME from youth to elders, inexperienced, experienced! This is a
With Guinean Joyous Master Drummer Sayon Camara and Araba-lon
Live Drumming All Night!
All music and dance is traditional from Sayon’s village in Guinea
6:00 pm Drum with Sayon!
7:00 pm Dance with Lev!
7:30 pm Free Dance!
Ancient Healing Arts Yoga Studio
85 N Main St • Tip Top Building • Room 240 • 2nd Floor
White River Junction VT
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.
We’re Delighted to Offer a Special West African Style Dance Class on June 23 with Marita Kennedy-Castro! With Live Drumming by Sayon and Araba-lon
Saturday June 23
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
One Class Only!
White River Junction VT
Marita is a fluid, inspiring, exquisite dancer and loving teacher.
AHA Yoga • 85 North Main Street • Suite 240
White River Junction VT
2nd Floor of the Tip Top Building
All are welcome! Young, old, experienced, inexperienced.
Register NOW! Call or text Lev at 802-779-4914 or contact us right here.
More info here or in the poster below!
This Thursday, March 23, we will drum with Sayon in celebration of his birthday. We are so glad he is here with us!
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.
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
that’s in less than three hours… and there’s a great Arts Fest going on there all day Saturday and Sunday!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Another fabulous opportunity for a Saturday class with Sayon!
Saturday May 3. Coming right up in six days!
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!
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.
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.
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.