Sylla Music

ABOUBACAR SYLLA | Master Percussionist | Austin, Texas
West African Music, Drum and Dance

Sylla Music provides West African dance and drum performances and interactive and fun music, drum and dance workshops for adults and children of all skill levels in a variety of settings, from universities and schools to festivals to private events.

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Information and Booking - For more information on Abou Sylla and his dance and drum ensemble, Bramaya, check out the videos and client list below. To learn more about booking an event, email syllamusic@gmail.com.

Abou Sylla - As a master percussionist (balafon, djembe, doundoun, krin, and bote); musician; dancer; choreographer; and teacher, Abou performs and teaches across the U.S. and around the world. Find videos and more on Instagram - @syllamusic.

Bramaya - Abou Sylla’s Austin-based West African dance and drum ensemble, Bramaya, combines new musical ideas and traditional West African rhythms. Bramaya [prounounced BRAH-mah-yah] is named in honor of Abou’s father’s village in Guinea.

Performances - Master percussionist Abou Sylla and his dance and drum ensemble, Bramaya, offer group and solo West African music and dance performances. They perform in venues ranging from concert halls to universities to festivals to corporate events to weddings to birthday parties. Email syllamusic@gmail.com for more information on booking a performance for your event.

Workshops - Master percussionist Abou Sylla provides interactive and fun music, drum and dance workshops for adults and children of all skill levels in a variety of settings, from universities and schools to festivals to private events. Abou provides instruction on the balafon, djembe, doundoun, krin and bote as well as in West African dance. Email syllamusic@gmail.com for more information on booking a West African music, drum or dance workshop.


CLIENTS

Abou Sylla has performed and taught workshops for a wide variety of schools, universities, festivals, companies and other organizations including:

  • University of Rochester

  • Facebook ATX

  • Blanton Museum of Art

  • Whole Planet Foundation

  • University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music

  • University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

  • University of Florida

  • Huston-Tillotson University

  • Miami University

  • Southwestern University

  • The Bullock Texas State History Museum

  • Texas Music Museum Festival

  • African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida

  • WobeonFest World Music Festival

  • Ballet Nimba

  • Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC)

  • San Antonio Military Medical Center

  • UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

  • SFC Farmers' Markets

  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

  • Harmony School of Science

  • Jollyville Elementary School

  • Pease Elementary School

  • Sunset Valley Elementary School

  • Magnolia Montessori for All