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
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 (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 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
Beg/Adv Beg Drum Class - Portland, ME
Ongoing - 6 pm - Mondays Note:
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. www.embodytherhythm.com
The Drum Connection
177 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02474
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.