Classes & Partnerships

Namory Keita


Class with Namory Keita is a wonderful opportunity to study the Djembe & the traditional full ensemble of the Doundoun family, straight from the village of Sangbarala, Guinea, West Africa. ‬‬‬‬Namory’s infectious joy for playing and teaching will inspire you! Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player, you are sure to have a great learning experience!

Please make sure to contact the venues below for more details. During the winter months Namory may be back home charging up in Guinea, leaving class with one of his very capable students.

Namory’s classes are $15 pr class / $13 pr class for purchase of 4 or more‬‬

There are extra drums available to use in class if you do not have one. Please contact Namory to make sure a drum is reserved for you if you are a new student. ‬


 The Dance Hall‬‬‬‬‬
7 Walker St, Kittery, ME 03904‬‬‬‬‬ YK Liz MarNamory, Marita Kennedy-Castro, Youssouf Koumbassa, Liz Fowler

Thursdays‬‬‬ (note: Ult Mundane & Advanced students will be teaching this class until Namory returns for September classes starting 9/7/2017)
All levels
5:30-6:30‬‬ PM‬‬‬

Liz Fowler's Beginning West African dance class follows at 6:45 to 8:15 PM, giving students an opportunity to play for class with Namory.‬‬‬

Liz, Namory, and the dancers and drummers from Seacoast West African Dance and Drum, are available for your workshops, classes, performances, and residencies. Contact them for more information: (603) 969-5264
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Beg/Adv Beg Drum Class - Portland, ME

(Class on hold - begins again on September 11th, 2017 @ 6 PM)

If you are just starting down the path and want to grow with a group of drum students at your level and pace contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if there are spots available in the Portland area. Get the basic drum strokes, patterns, and feel for the Djembe before jumping in over your head! This is a small class taught by Namory or Namory’s students when he is away. 

Private Lessons are a great way to get comfortable before taking a class - or for getting to that next level for advanced students. 

Stay tuned for upcoming Advanced Djembé & Doundoun focused workshops.


Portland New Church
302 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME 04101‬‬‬

Marita Kennedy-Castro’s West African Inspired Dance Class for All Levels is every Tuesday evening from  6 - 7:30 PM. Namory Keita plays for this class along with his advanced students. Join the fun!

Marita and Namory have created New Moon Ensemble to bring West African dance and drum to the stage, schools, universities, events and ceremonies. Check the out the website below for booking and contact info for New Moon Ensemble.





Drum Connection


The Drum Connection
177 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02474‬‬‬‬‬
(781) 316-8068‬‬‬

Sunday workshops and classes are often happening with Namory and other master drummers - check it out! 

The Drum Connection is a wonderful place to keep your finger on for workshops and classes throughout the year.


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Master Village Drummer
Namory Keita
Sangbarala, Guinea, West Africa
Portland, Maine, USA

(603) 831-9609