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May 14, 2016 at The World Percussion Center of New York in Brooklyn.


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)


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 Kyrin (Log Drum)
4:00-5:30 Dundun Dance Class

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.

Address: 126 St Felix St, Brooklyn
Abou Sylla Residency - Djembe, Dundun, Dundun Dance, & Kyrin Classes

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