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By Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

Connecting Cultures - A drummer's journey from Guinea to Creswell


November 29, 2018

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Drumming is not what Fode Sylla does, one of his students B.J. Jones said, it's who he is.

At two years old, Sylla was taught how to drum by his family in his home country of Guinea; beyond drumming, he learned music, dance and acrobatics. When he was just 14, he began to perform professionally in shows like Ballet Merveilles de Guinee, UniverSoul Circus and Odysseo Cavalia.

For Odysseo Cavalia, he was one of 10 men who received a place in the show out of 3,000.

"It was a very exciting experience," Sylla said. "Going traveling and out of the country to represent my country and culture w...

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