Sunday 2nd December 2012

Iya Sako classes


Mixed level Djembe and Dundun 5pm - 6:30pm

Advanced level Djembe and Dundun 7pm - 8pm

To book your place click here to email Alison

or phone 01423 880628



Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April 2013

Mamady Keita & friends

West African Drum and Dance Weekend

Bristol, UK

Intermediate and Advanced classes by Mamady Keita (supported by Iya Sako, Vieux Bakayoko and Seckou Keita)

Beginners and Improvers classes by Iya Sako & Vieux Bakayoko (supported by Tanante and Hamana)

All Comers Dance Class with Saskia Bakayoko

Advanced Guinean Dance Class with Guest Teacher – Abram Diallo


Saturday Evening Event with performances by Hamana, Tanante, Yiri Baa and guests from the weekend!!

This is a rare chance to learn with Mamady Keita in the UK supported by excellent teachers resident in UK. Don't miss out.

Please click here to see full weekend information and access booking forms




30th July to 3rd August 2013

African Drum Village 10th Birthday!!

Glen Isla, Angus, Scotland

Iya will be teaching Djembe and Dundun, amongst many other teachers from across Africa. Classes in many different instruments, song, dance and amazing performances, all included in your ticket AND in a beautiful setting with wonderful people. What more could you ask for?

Please click here to see full information and to make bookings.



Royal College of Music LONDON, Djembe and Dundun class, March 2011 * Zion Centre, Manchester, Djembe and Dundun workshop & evening performance with Tanante * Tribe of Doris Intercultural Summer School, Advanced Intermediate Djembé Aug 2010 * African Drum Village Scotland, Advanced, Master class & solo for terrified Djembé & Dundun workshops & performances Aug 2010 * WOMAD 2010 "The Sounds of West Africa" performance and Djembé workshops * Drum Camp Festival Advanced & Intermediate Djembé workshops July 2010 * "The Sounds of West Africa" performance at Drum Camp Festival 10th July 2010 * Royal Northern College of Music Manchester, performance at Sale FC with Tanante June 2010 * Drumroots Live performance with Tanante June 2010 * African Beats Camp Day performance with Tanante & Advanced Djembé workshop June 2010 * Monthly Drum Music performances with Tanante, Manchester Feb 2009 to present * Rhythmbridge Foundation Djembé/Dundun workshops, Hebden Bridge 2007 to present * Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester Djembé/ Dundun workshop & Drumroots Live evening performance with Tanante Feb 2010 * Salisbury weekend Djembé/Dundun workshops Feb 2010 * Band on the Wall performance with Tanante, Manchester Dec 2009 * Knock on Wood Leeds, monthly guest Djembé teacher Nov 2007 to present * Ashton under Lyne Mental Health Day performance Oct 2009 * Trealthon Heaton Park Manchester performance with Tanante Oct 2009 * Dreissers Egg performance for Amnesty International 26th Sep 2009 * African Beats Camp Festival Bath, Beginners Djembé workshop & performance with Tanante Aug 2009 * Planet Sound Community Arts school and adult Djembé workshops Stoke on Trent Jun - Aug 2009 * African Drum Village Scotland, various level Djembé workshops & performances Aug 2009 * Corporate workshop, London with Drumroots July 2009 * Royal Show Kennerworth performance July 2009 * Worldwideweaver Sheffield, guest Djembé /Dundun teacher June 2009 * Feast Event Manchester performance with Tanante June 2009 * The Walls performance with Tanante June 2009 * Culture Shock performance with Tanante May 2009 * Audio Uprising performance with Tanante May 2009 * Salisbury weekend Djembé/Dundun workshops Mar 2009 * Contact Theatre performance with Tanante Feb 2009 * Rhythm & Grooves Festival Hebden Bridge Sep 2008 * African Drum Village Scotland Djembé workshops & performance Aug 2008 * WOMAD Festival Djembé workshops July 2008 * Drum Camp Festival Intermediate Djembé workshops & performance July 2008 * Mamady Keïta workshops High Wycombe Dundun support May 2008 * Primary and Secondary School Djembé workshops Cornwall May 2008 * Boumboum Djembé/Dundun workshop Cornwall May 2008 * Rhythm & Grooves Festival Hebden Bridge Sep 2007 * Primary and Secondary School Djembé workshops Cornwall Sept 2007 * Boumboum Djembé /Dundun workshops Cornwall Sep 2007 * Tribe of Doris Festival Dundun support and performance Aug 2007 * African Drum Village Scotland Performance with Famadou Konaté & beginners Djembé workshops Jul 2007 * WOMAD Festival Performance & workshop support Jul 2007 * MELA Festival Middlesborough, performance Jul 2007 * Drum Camp Festival performance & workshop support Jul 2007 * Iya Sako & Mamady Korouma performance Mamady Keïta Compound Matoto, Conakry, Guinea Jan 2007 * Fankabah performance Mamady Keïta Compound Matoto, Conakry, Guinea Dec 2006 * Performance with Famadou Konaté Kaporo, Conakry, Guinea Apr 2006 * Performance with Famadou Konaté Simbaya Gare, Conakry, Guinea 2005 * Fankabah performance Simbaya Gare, Conakry, Guinea Dec 2005 & Jan 2006 * Performance with Famadou Konaté, Centre Culturel Franco-Guinéen, Conakry, Guinea Feb 2005 *














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Iya and Famoudou Konaté, African Drum Village 2007




Seckou Keita, Mamady Keita and Iya Sako at Mamady weekend UK, 2008

Iya and Tanante at The Contact Theatre, Manchester 2009


Iya's intermediate workshop, Drumcamp 2008