Tag Archives: vt

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.


Sayon’s VT/NH Weekly Classes Resume Today 2/18

4 Classes Every Week!
Starting Thursday, Feb 18

Tuesdays  6 pm • Hartland VT
Wednesdays 6 pm • New London NH 
Thursdays 6pm + 7:30pm • White River Junction VT

Find the classes nearest you on the Classes page!

 


Last Workshop of 2015 with Sayon this Sunday 11/15

Let’s give Sayon a great send off to his home in Guinea with this final 2015 workshop! This is a wonderful chance for students from local classes and workshops around New England to play together, growing community and family while sharpening your Malinke drumming skills!

Details here.

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Sayon & Landaya in Concert 8/13 at 5:30pm!

Hear Sayon & Landaya on the Green in Woodstock VT this Thursday evening!

Sayon Camara & Landaya

Rain location is the Town Hall Theater!


African Culture Class! Saturday August 8

Once again! A chance to journey with Sayon in a class that engages participants in the drumming, music, song, story, traditional language and dance from Sayon’s village of Kouya Sidia. All ages and experience levels welcome!

4:30 – 6:00 pm

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.


Special! Drum + Dance with Sayon + Yalani! Wednesday July 8

Sayon Camara + Yalani Bangoura
Special Drum + Dance Class!
Don’t miss this double class with two exemplary artists from Guinea!
Wednesday July 8, 2015
6:15 – 7:30 pm Drum Class with Sayon
7:30 – 9:00 pm Dance Class with Yalani
Stone Church • 210 Main Street • Brattleboro VT
Information here.

Sayon Camara Drums  Yalani Bagoura Dances

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.

 

 


Dance Nite Out! Friday November 21, 2014

With Sayon Camara & Landaya at Barrett Memorial Hall in South Strafford VT from 8:00 – 10:00 pm and then some! The irresistible polyrhythms of this West African ensemble combined with Sayon’s expert hands on the djembe and haunting melodies on traditional flute will get you up and dancing! This is a fundraiser for Barrett Hall, a historical community building with great wooden floors and lots of room to move.

Sayon Camara & Landaya


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!


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!