Professional and Public Performance
- Acoustic Jungle. This acoustic, all-instrumental Latin-Jazz trio features Ryan Waguespack on classical guitar; Greg Bumgardner on upright bass; and Sevylla on congas and percussion, and is available for public and private functions. Check us out at www.acousticjungle.com. For bookings: Ryan Waguespack.
- The Drum Cafe. This international team building organization has been bringing people together to Unite, Uplift, and Inspire since 1996. Using the drum to bring people together and illustrate the importance of working as an ensemble, they've been featured at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, at the World Cup in Africa in 2011, in Shakira's video "Waka Waka," and performed for Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, and many, many more. Sevylla is the senior Program Facilitator in Texas, leading the audience through this collaborative experience, as well as dancing, and playing accompaniment on djun djun and djembe. For bookings and more information, please contact Dale Monnin, or you can visit us on the web at www.drumcafesouth.com.
- Roots & Rhythms Cultural Arts Program. Building positive ties to local communities. Sevylla is the founder of this cultural arts and music education program, operating in the Austin area since 2008, thanks to an award from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division. This world music, percussion based, educational program covers a broad spectrum of music from around the world; brings guest artists from the community into the classroom; offers field trip opportunities; and creates a socially themed public performance at the end of the school year. We are proud to announce that we have been selected, once again, to receive funding from MindPop and the Creative Classroom Fund for academic year 2015-2016, to bring a free, community-wide, monthly African Dance Series to Houston Elementary in South East Austin. To find out more, visit the Roots & Rhythms page on this website, or visit the full site at www.rootsandrhythms.org.
Past Community Work
- Lannaya Drum and Dance Ensemble. Lannaya is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit West African drum and dance ensemble located in Austin, Texas, that performs authentic and progressive interpretations of traditional African dance, music, and folklore. Sevylla was a founding company member from 2000-2012, and served on the board of directors from 2009-2013 overseeing grant compliance and bookings. You can learn more about Lannaya at www.lannaya.org.