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 […]

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.

Monday, March 30, Jazz Alley Beyond Ebola Benefit with Message From Guinea

Guinea Arts Cooperative presents “Beyond Ebola: a benefit series supporting families in Guinea”.

Please join us for a benefit concert at Jazz Alley supporting families in Guinea, featuring our very own, Message from Guinea!

Treat yourself to the pulsating rhythms and traditional melodies of Message from Guinea. Message from Guinea employs many percussive instruments, […]

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 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 […]

Je Conte and the Mali Allstars Join Message From Guinea at the Royal Room November 21st

Je Conte and the Mali Allstars, featuring a return engagement of tama/ngoni virtuoso Djeli Mahamadou Kone, will be joining Message From Guinea on the program Friday, November 21st, at the Royal Room 5000 Rainier Ave S. in Seattle’s Columbia City Neighborhood. Message From Guinea kicks off the show at 8:30 pm. No cover. Donations for […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving Benefit Class and African Market

Give thanks this Thanksgiving that we live lives of abundance- with plentiful food, loving camaraderie, a strong community, and gifted teachers who share their culture and their hearts with us. Join us in coming together as a community in joy and celebration and dance and music Thanksgiving morning from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at Velocity […]

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 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 […]