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 […]

Updated California Schedule- NEW Dates and Locations Added

Abdoulaye’s California tour is in full swing.

His Southern California/Mexico dates the rest of this week are:

Wednesday, July 15, 7:00-8:30 pm, Dance Arts Academy, LA Thursday, July 16, World Beat Cultural Center, Casa Del Tunel, Tijuana, Mexico Friday, July 17, 7:00-8:30 pm, Dance North County, Encinitas Saturday, July 18, 12-1:30 pm, Leida Curado Tolentino, […]

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 […]

Abdoulaye teaching for Sarah Lee Monday December 22nd at Velocity

Abdoulaye Sylla will teach this Monday, December 22nd, from 8:00-9:30 pm, at Velocity Dance,1621 12TH Ave, Seattle. Come burn up your Christmas calories before you eat them.

Abdoulaye joins JeConte and the Mali Allstars at Jazz Alley, Monday, November 17th

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes JeConte and the Mali All-Stars for one night only! Band members are JeConte (bandleader, blues harmonica, vocals), Djeli Mahamadou Kone (talking drum, n’goni, calabash and vocals), Moustafa Kouyate (n’goni, guitar calebash and vocals), Brian Jordan ( lead guitar), Mohammed Shaibu (guitar, vocals and tama), Aaron Walker-Loud […]

Tuesday night class update

Abdoulaye is continuing to teach class Tuesday evenings at Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, 98122 through December 9th. Doundoun (Sengbe) dance is at 6:00 and traditional dance at 7:30. There IS CLASS Veteran’s Day, November 11th. There is NO CLASS on November 18th. There IS CLASS Thanksgiving week.

Washington Hall needs to close for […]

Message From Guinea Heats Up Royal Room Friday, November 21st

Manimou Camara, Karim Koumbassa, Ousmane Sylla, and Abdoulaye Sylla from Mesage From Guinea

Message from Guinea Heats Up the Royal Room: Nov. 21st 8:30 PM

Start your holiday season early with Message From Guinea, Friday night, November 21st, 8:30 pm at the Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S. in the heart of Seattle’s […]

Abdoulaye Sylla launching Seattle Tuesday night African dance and doundoun dance classes September 9th at new space and time

We have found beautiful new studio space with PARKING at Seattle’s historic Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. The studio is a block north of E. Yesler Way on the corner of Fir.

Classes will be Tuesday evenings. Abdoulaye will be teaching Doundoun dance 6:00-7:30 pm and traditional dance from 7:30-9:00 pm. Classes […]

Abdoulaye Announces 2015 Cultural Exchange Tour to Guinea

Good news! Abdoulaye will be hosting another fabulous cultural exchange tour to Guinea, January 16-30, 2015. Abdoulaye and his family provide a trip tailored to your interests. The trip includes classes, delicious meals, market visits, ballet rehearsals,performances, doundoundba parties, clubs, excursions to the village of Boffa and the beautiful island […]

Abdoulaye now a teaching partner for Seattle Schools’ Creative Advantage

The Creative Advantage is a new district-wide initiative to address inequities in access to arts education in Seattle’s public schools and to assure that all children attending public school in the Seattle school district have access to arts education.

Through a competitive process, Abdoulaye Sylla has been selected […]