If you haven’t had the pleasure of studying with Sayon Camara, you are in for a treat. He will take you places in your drumming you didn’t know existed and he will do it with a humble, open heart and infinite joy. Get a direct West African experience. You’ll never be the same again! Sayon has been teaching workshops for almost a decade in the US, Guinea and Japan to students from all over the world. He has the ability to communicate the music to others, regardless of the language they speak and the size of the group. Past workshops have ranged in length from one day to one month and can be held in your city or country, or in Guinea. If you would like to arrange a workshop in your area, please contact Sayon for details. Please check out Workshop Tips below.

Workshop Tips

If You Need A Drum For A Workshop Please let us know well in advance by calling 802 779 4914. We have djembes for rent for $5 per workshop day.

What to Bring to All Workshops A djembe if you have one, water, an AUDIO recorder  – no video recordings may be made – to practice what you’ve learned later, and whatever else you need to be comfortable. If you don’t have a djembe don’t worry, you can rent at the workshop for a nominal fee. Please let us know you need to rent a djembe when you register, no less than two weeks in advance. Pre-register for all workshops by calling 802 779 4914, unless otherwise specified.


2016 Workshops


Special Classes with Sayon in Seattle WA November 7,8,9 and 28, 2016
Monday, November 7• West African Drum Class
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Union Cultural Center • 8th and King, Seattle WA
Hosted by Dounia Djembe and Manimou Camara
Tuesday, November 8 • West African Drum Class 
7:00 – 9:00 pm
4302 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, November 9 • West African Drum and Dance Classes
Drum Class 6:00 – 7:30 pm with Sayon Camara
Dance Class 7:30 – 9:00 pm with Manimou Camara teaching to Sayon’s drum!
Union Cultural Center • 8th and King , Seattle WA
Hosted by Dounia Djembe and Manimou Camara
Monday, November 28 • West African Drum Class
Time TBA Location TBA, Seattle WA

4 Days of West African Drumming with Sayon
November 12 – 15 Bellingham WA
Presented by Doni Doni Drums
Register NOW! Call 603-254-4493 – Get Early Bird Pricing on DAYS 1 & 2!
DAY 1 • Saturday November 12 • 2:00-4:00 & 5-7 pm • All Levels • 4 Hours of West African Drumming Workshop with Sayon Camara at the Presence Studio
DAY 2 • Sunday November 13 • 2:00-4:00 & 5-7 pm • All Levels • 4 Hours of West African Drumming Workshop with Sayon Camara at the Presence Studio

DAY 3 • Monday November 14 • 7:30 – 9:30 pm • Intermediate/Advanced Level • 2 Hour Drumming Class with Sayon Camara at the Van Zandt Community Center
DAY 4 • Tuesday November 15 • 7:30 – 9:30 pm • Intermediate/Advanced Level • 2 Hour Drumming Class with Sayon Camara at the Presence Studio
Presence Studio • 1412 Cornwall Ave • Bellingham WA • 2nd floor above the Bar & Grill
Van Zandt Community Center • Coming!

Sayon Camara Vancouver BC Workshop!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 25,26 & 27
In Downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada
Register in Advance! For detailed information and registration, click here.

December 2016 – January 2017

Guinea Workshop
3 Weeks of Immersion into the Culture of Sayon’s Native Guinea
Drumming, Music, Dance + Culture Intensive
December 29, 2016 – January 18, 2017
For information go here.  

Past Workshops
Bellingham WA Washington DC Woolwich ME
Wiscasset ME
Newton MA
Schuylersville NY
Lebanon NH
Kagawa, Japan Vancouver BC CA Bellingham WA Vassalboro ME Uxbridge MA Wiscasset ME
White River Junction VT Augusta ME
New London NH
Schuylersville NY

© Copyright, 2016 Sayon Camara Drumming LLC


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