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  – we ask that no video recordings be made during workshops, only photos and audio recordings – 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.

The workshops below are what we’ve got going on so far this spring and summer but
stay tuned… more will be added!

2017 Workshops


West African Drumming Workshop
South Carolina  To Be Rescheduled!
Due to Irma, the Sunday, October 1 workshop is being rescheduled for 2018, the dates are yet to be determined.


West African Drumming and Dance Workshop with Sayon Camara 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 3, 4 & 5
Woolwich ME
Drummers of all levels and experience are welcome.
Time  Friday 6:00 – 8:00 pm • Saturday 12 noon – 4 pm • Sunday 12 noon – 3 pm
Location  Woolwich Central School Music Room, 137 Nequasset Road, Woolwich, ME
Register! Get your Early Bird Pricing! Registration now open! Register here.
Hosted by Resounding Rhythms of Wiscasset ME!

4 DAYS of West African Drum and Dance in Bellingham WA
Saturday November 11 – Tuesday November 14
Register NOW! Call 603-254-4493Get Early Bird Pricing on DAYS 1 & 2 Drumming!
DAY 1 • Saturday November 11 • 1:00-3:00 & 3:30-5:30 pm • All Levels • 4 Hours of West African Drumming Workshop with Sayon Camara at the Presence Studio
DAY 2 • Sunday November 12 • Drumming from 1:00-3:00 & 3:30-5:30 pm and Dance from 6-7:30 pm • All Levels • 4 Hours of West African Drumming Workshop with Sayon Camara at the Presence Studio followed by 1.5 Hours of Traditional West African Dance taught by Frank Anderson with live drumming by Sayon Camara at the Presence Studio
DAY 3 • Monday November 13 • 7:30 – 9:30 pm • Advanced Level • 2 Hour Drumming Class with Sayon Camara at the Van Zandt Community Center DAY 5 • 
DAY 4 • Tuesday November 14 • 7:30 – 9:30 pm • Advanced Level • 2 Hour Drumming Class with Sayon Camara at Altility
Presence Studio • 1412 Cornwall Ave • Bellingham WA • 2nd floor above the Bar & Grill
Van Zandt Community Center • 5465 Potter Road • Deming WA
Altility Art Studio • 210 E Laurel Street • Bellingham, WA
Presented by Doni Doni Drums!  

Sayon Camara Workshop
3 Days of Drumming in Vancouver BC
November 17, 18, 19 • Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Registration and information here!


4 Weeks of Immersion into the Culture of Sayon’s Native Guinea
Drumming, Music, Dance + Culture Intensive
December 18, 2017 – January 14, 2018
Go here for more information. 

Past Workshops
Wiscasset ME
Uxbridge MA
Stonington CT
Harrisburg PA
Freeport NY
Newton MA
Woolwich ME
Guinea, West Africa
Bellingham WA
Washington DC
Woolwich ME
Wiscasset ME
Newton MA
Uxbridge MA
Schuylersville NY
Lebanon NH
Seattle WA
Vancouver CA
Guinea, West Africa 

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