Abou Sylla Residency - Djembe, Dundun, Dundun Dance, & Kyrin Classes

Saturday  14 May  2016  12:00 PM    Sunday  15 May  2016 5:30 PM
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Join Wula Drum at the World Percussion Center of New York for a weekend of learning a variety of instruments from acclaimed teacher and former member of Les Ballets Africains, Abou Sylla.

All Classes held at the Brooklyn Music School, right outside the Atlantic Terminal in the heart of Brooklyn.

(pay at the door)

(register in advance)


Saturday May 14
12:00-1:30 Djembe and Dundun
2:00-3:30 Djembe and Dundun
4:00-5:30 Dundun Dance Class

Sunday May 15th
12:00-1:30 Djembe and Dundun
2:00-3:30 Music of the Kyrin*
4:00-5:30 Dundun Dance Class**

* Unfortunately, our kyrin did not arrive in time from Guinea. Abou will be teaching a special class on music of the kyrin using dundun and djembe

** Great for beginners!

Abou Sylla is a master percussionist, musician, performer and teacher of West African music, as well as a traditional instrument builder. Abou has been performing professionally for over 20 years, and is now teaching and sharing the music, dance and culture of West Africa throughout the United States and around the world.

Born into a family of traditional musicians in Guinea, West Africa, Abou began his study of both the djembe and balafon as a child. He lived, studied and performed with his balafon teacher until he reached adulthood, at which time he moved to Conakry, the capital of Guinea, to perform with his family, as well as other musicians. At this time, Abou was invited to join Les Ballets Africains, the prestigious national dance company of Guinea. For six years he performed with them, playing not one, but five traditional West African instruments – the balafon, djembe, krin, doundoun and bote.

Bramaya, Abou’s dance and drum troupe, is named in honor of his father’s village and combines new musical ideas and traditional West African rhythms.

Abou’s busy performance, teaching and instrument-building schedule takes him around the world – from the United States, to Africa, Europe and beyond. Abou lives in Austin, Texas.

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The World Percussion Center of New York
126 St Felix St, Brooklyn, 11217, NY, United States
The World Percussion Center of New York
126 St Felix St, Brooklyn, 11217, NY, United States