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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!


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!


No White River Class Tonight 12/27… Too Much Snow for Safe Driving

But we will be at St. James Church on New Years Eve in Woodstock at 6:30 pm  –  all are welcome  –  and in White River again at St. Pauls on Thursday January 3, 2013 to begin our January session… 6pm for Beginners class and 7:30 for Beyond Beginners.


Drum in the New Year with Sayon!

Our Monday night Woodstock VT class just happens to meet on New Year’s Eve. Get your New Year off to an upbeat start even if this isn’t your usual class. Let’s build the energy together and have some fun and still have plenty of time to get to your New Year’s activities! 

Sayon drumming on the Woodstock Green in full costume.


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.


West African Dance Class, 6:30 Tonight 08/14

Put wings on your feet tonight at dance class with Lev backed by the irresistible drumming of Sayon Camara and Landaya Ensemble. She will be teaching Malinke dances as they were taught to her by her teacher in Guinea, the fluid and phenomenal dancer, Saran Conde. 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Artistree in Woodstock, VT. Information at Classes.

Saran Conde dancing traditionally at a marriage fete in Guinea.

Saran Conde dancing traditionally at a marriage fete in Guinea.


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.


Saturday 7/21 Public Drum Workshop with Sayon in Woodstock VT

Join Sayon for a drum workshop from 6-7 pm at Artistree and the Purple Crayon’s Summer Fest. Or come for the whole evening and add some art, more music, an auction, BBQ and gallery to your fun.


Brown Bag Lunch This Thursday 7/12 in Woodstock VT with Sayon and Landaya

Sayon playing at a festival.Uplift your lunch hour this Thursday from 12 noon – 1pm on the Green in Woodstock VT with Sayon Camara and Landaya Ensemble. This will be the best lunch hour of your summer. Sayon and Landaya will move Woodstock in a way it has never been moved before. Get ready to travel to West Africa!


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.


6 Week After School Program Starts This Thursday

Sayon will be teaching drumming and dance (with Lev Camara’s assistance) of traditional West African songs in a six week after school program that begins this Thursday in Woodstock VT at Artistree. Register at Artistree, see our Classes or Calendar page for more information.


Sayon’s Monday Night Class on July 4th will not be held. We will resume classes on Monday July 11th

Thank you for a great class on Monday, everyone. Have a wonderful 4th of July. We’ll see you on July 11th. Let those rhythms simmer!


Today Sayon Performs for Members of Zack’s Place

Everyone at Zack’s Place has an excellent time when Sayon shows up. People start to smile and even laugh, not to mention putting out some wild rhythms. What a gift. The photo is from his visit there last month.

Sayon Camara at Zack's Place in Woodstock VT Playing Rhythms on the Djembe

Sayon Camara at Zack's Place in Woodstock VT playing rhythms on the djembe.


A Huge Thank You!

All the dancers at Sophia Shackleton’s African Dance Workout class were wonderful! You were all so happy and I am extremely grateful for the wonderful support you showed of my drumming. Thank you to Sophia for making it all possible. Keep dancing with a smile – Sayon.


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