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West African Live Drumming and Dance!

Friday, August 9th at 6pm
Artistree, South Pomfret VT

More information and your tickets here!

We’re delighted to offer a joyful participatory West African community evening with Sayon and Lev Camara and Arabalon on Friday August 9! Drum and/or dance, listen, observe! It’s your choice.

Come one, come all. This is your African village. The music and dance are traditional, taught in the village style, making it accessible to all. Young, old, singles, couples, families, groups, experienced or no experience at all. Everyone is welcome.

A 6pm drumming class with Sayon will start the evening, followed at 7pm with dance instruction by Lev to Sayon’s live drumming. For about the last 90 minutes of the evening, Sayon and Arabalon will perform for all who care to watch, listen and/or dance to the beat of their own West African inspired drum!

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TONIGHT 7/26! Joyous Africa in White River Junction

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
community event.

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!

Location
Ancient Healing Arts Yoga Studio
85 N Main St • Tip Top Building • Room 240 • 2nd Floor
White River Junction VT

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Africa in a Yoga Studio! Friday 8/3

We are going to have a blast listening to Sayon play with Araba-lon, singing and dancing, all West African village style! You can donate if you wish and this is a FREE event. First Friday in White River Junction VT.

The details are in the poster. Stop in and say hi! We’d love to see you.

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West African DANCE Tomorrow, Saturday 6/23!!! Not to be missed if you love to DANCE!

The Dynamic Duo of Sayon Camara live drumming to the dance teaching of Marita Kennedy-Castro!

They will put the wings of an infectiously joyful drumbeat under your feet!

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. All are welcome! Young, old, experienced, inexperienced. We are here to experience the culture and have fun!

Register NOW! Contact Us Here!

Cost
Adults 18-70 / $15
Adults 70+ / $10
Teens 12-18 / $10
Children Under 12 / $5
Children Under 5 / No Charge / Elders bringing them are responsible for watching them

Location
AHA Yoga • 85 North Main Street • Suite 240
White River Junction VT
2nd Floor of the Tip Top Building


You’ve Been Asking to DANCE and Here’s Your Chance!

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.

Location 
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!

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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.