Classes & Partnerships
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 ($52).
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
Thursdays - All levels
Namory is now on tour from November 15th -28th. Next class is Thursday November 29th, 2018
Join us December 6th, 2018, for class and party/pot luck after dance class. A send off blessing and fund raiser for Namory's dream in progress - the Humana Arts Center. Or to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/hamana-arts-center-project
Note: Ult Mundane & advanced students teach this class when Namory is touring. This always offers a treat and opportunity to garner tips from those that come before you - as they have learned to learn from the masters!
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
- The trip runs from January 1 to 22 - join us for whatever portion of that you're able to!
Ongoing - 6 pm - Mondays
Note: Namory is now on tour from November 15th - 28th, 2018. Join us for his next and LAST CLASS - December 3rd, before he heads to Guinea! He plans to be back February 15th, 2019 - we will keep you posted!
Join us! Its wicked fun.
Watch this great little clip of Sal's private lesson with Namory!
Stay tuned for upcoming Advanced Djembé & Doundoun focused workshops.
Portland New Church
302 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME 04101
Note: Namory will be returning for his last class of the year at Portland New Church on December 4th, 2018 - then off to Guinea that following week end. He hopes to return February 15th, 2019. We will keep you posted.
Marita Kennedy-Castro’s West African 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!
Private dance lessons available. Contact Marita for details and check out the site at www.EmbodyTheRhythm.com
Marita and Namory have created New Moon Ensemble to bring West African dance and drum to the stage, schools, universities, events and ceremonies.