Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Sayon Camara Drumming

Sayon Camara is an exemplary djembe player, musician, performer and teacher. Operating with boundless joy and a deep respect for the music he stewards, he has an intimate knowledge of the traditional music of his people, the Malinke, of Guinea, West Africa. He delivers a tone that is as clear as a bell with an impeccable sense of time.

Sayon's programs are designed for all audiences, to increase cultural awareness through music (drumming), language (song) and movement (rhythm and dance). Students and audiences connect with the drum, themselves and each other as community, while learning or experiencing the traditional music of the village. The polyrhythms of Africa become accessible through Sayon's clear, consistent, joyous performance and teaching.

All programs are designed to meet your needs. We are willing to work with schools, organizations and communities to make experiences possible from the visionary, practical and financial perspectives.

Sayon is available for half day, whole day, week long or multiple week residencies and teaching at many venues as well as recitals, assemblies, workshops and performances.

Additional Links: 
Videos of Sayon in concert with Landaya Ensemble, a recording video from Guinea and a solo performance by Sayon.

I Have Worked With

  • July 2017

    A cultural exchange for community seniors with performance, dance, song, language, stories and lots of questions!

  • June 2017

    Friday Family Fun night performances with Landaya and Araba-lon and dance instruction for all ages from babies to elders, 2016 - 2017.

  • June 2017

    Performance with the group Araba-lon at the festival.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Lev
Job Title/Position: 
Organizer
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 646
Woodstock, VT 05091
Physical Address: 
Woodstock, VT 05091
Last Name: 
Camara
Phone: 
802 779 4914

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ethnic
Music - Children's
Music - Ethnic / World
Year Founded: 
2011
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
French
Native American / Indigenous
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
40
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

We go where are invited so we hope accessibility accommodations can be made for all needs.

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
A couple of mics
Fee Range Minimum: 
$800
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,200
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
8

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Dance
Music
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$350
Fee Range Maximum: 
$850