Abdoulaye Sylla memorial fund and holiday gifts


Abdoulaye Sylla Memorial Fund Established

It has been quite a year. Abdoulaye’s passing was a huge shock and devastating loss, leaving a hole in our hearts and our lives. But he left so much more than that. He left us with our memories of his warmth and his humor, of his talent and […]

Memorial Remembrance and Celebration of Abdoulaye’s Life October 23 and 24


Everyone is welcome to come together in the Seattle area to remember Abdoulaye and celebrate his life on October 23rd and 24th. Possibilities for remote viewing are being explored.

Friday night is a doundounba dance and drum celebration at Dahlak, an Eritrean restaurant Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. Come make music, dance, or watch […]

You can still dance with Abdoulaye on video

Now that Abdoulaye has transitioned from this life, the only way to continue to experience dance with him is through video. His instructional DVDs, La Guinee Faree, Guinea Dance, and Doundoun Dance Workout, will allow you to bring Abdoulaye into your home and re-experience his supportive instruction and beautiful movement. A limited supply of his […]

Abdoulaye’s California Tour- Preliminary Schedule

Abdoulaye will be touring California for the next month. A few final details are still being worked out for some of the later tour dates. Updates will be posted here and on our One World Arts Exchange Facebook Page after July12.

As last year, his tour will kick off with Youssouf Koumbassa’s Camp Fareta West […]

Join Abdoulaye at Camp Fareta July 5-11 in Dunlop, CA

Join Abdoulaye in the Sequoia Forest at Camp Fareta in Dunlop California. Abdoulaye is joined by an all-star cast of dance and drum instructors, including Youssouf Koumbassa, Moustapha Bangoura, Marie Basse Wiles, Djeneba Sacko, Fode Bangoura, M’bemba Bangoura, and many more…..

Details and registration

Seattle community classes ending June 2nd

Originally scheduled to go through June, Abdoulaye will be holding his last classes on Tuesday, June 2nd, with Sengbe (doundoun) dance at 6:00 and traditional dance at 7:30 at Spring St Center, 1101 15th Ave, Seattle, prior to his summer break to tour on the East Coast and in California. Keep posted for details about […]

Abdoulaye announces June east coast tour

Abdoulaye is heading back east for a brief tour this June. The tour kicks off on Sunday, June 7th at the Northampton African Dance Fest at Smith College. He will be teaching at locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and in Kingston, NY. A few final details are being solidified, but we didn’t want to wait […]

Join Abdoulaye as he kicks off mini-guinea on Vashon island.

Join Abdoulaye as he kicks off mini-guinea on Vashon island. He will be joined there by other incredible Guinean artists, including Youssouf Koumbassa.


Register here:http://oneworlddance.com/retreats.aspx


Friday, June 5 at 2:00pm

Camp Sealth in Vashon, Washington […]

New Day NW Beyond Ebola and Message From Guinea

See a preview of Message From Guinea from their March 17th appearance on King 5’s New Day NW promoting the Guinea Arts Cooperative Beyond Ebola benefit show at Jazz Alley on March 30th.

FREE Doundoun (Sengbe) Dance Class February 17th

As a Valentine’s gift to the community, Abdoulaye is teaching a FREE doundoun (sengbe) dance class Tuesday, February 17th at 6:00 pm at Spring St Center, 1101 15th Ave (corner Spring) Seattle, WA 98122. Bring your sweetie- bring a friend – or come alone, and try something new. Make music while you move- improve your […]