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.

Djembe building & repair

Djembe building & repair

Balafon

Abou comes from a long line of Sousou balafon players and began his study of the instrument at the age of ten. He is an expert balafon craftsman, handcrafting his balafons using traditional techniques and materials.

If you're interested in purchasing an instrument, email syllamusic@gmail.com.

Balafon


Djembe

As a Master Drummer with over twenty years of experience, Abou plays, builds and repairs djembes.

If you have a djembe that needs to be repaired, or if you're interested in purchasing a djembe, email syllamusic@gmail.com.

Djembe

Djembe


Kora

Although Abou does not play the kora, he knows many West African musicians and instrument makers and can help you make connections to find an authentic, musician-grade kora.

Kora

Kora

Other traditional instruments

Krin

Krin

Bote

Bote

Doundoun

Doundoun