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.

Student in Sylla Music's program creates music inspired by his 2016 journey in Guinea.

Austin-based musician Deano Cote has released an album of music entitled “Conakry” inspired by his experience in Sylla Music's 2016 student trip to Guinea. The video for the song “Footee” shares Deano's experiences during his journey in Guinea with Austin-based master percussionist Abou Sylla. Students who travel to Guinea to participate in Sylla Music's music and dance programs study the djembe, balafon, doundoun and/or West African dance in Guinea with master percussionist Abou Sylla and local teachers and artists. Read more about Deano’s and other student’s experiences in Guinea and get details about Sylla Music's upcoming trips for students of West African music and dance at