Classes & Partnerships

Nam vil dancer

Class with Namory Keita is a wonderful opportunity to study Djembe & the traditional full ensemble of the Doundoun family, straight from the village of Sangbaralla, 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 if you are curious about anything not listed here. 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 ($52) or more‬‬. His Portland class is now welcoming new students at half price for their first class ($7.50!!).

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 do not have one at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Intermediate/Advanced Workshop April 4th, 2020 CLICK HERE!

(note that we are keeping this to a small gathering where personal spacing can be practiced so registration highly encouraged)

Ongoing Classes!    FaceBook class TODAY - March 19th, 2020- see www.seacoastwestafricandanceanddrum.com
 
Beginner to Advanced Beginner Drum Class EVERY Monday (unless this site says otherwise!)
MARCH 2020 CLASSES CANCELLED
 
APRIL: NEW TIME & NEW LOCATION
Monday drum class WILL resume on April 6th, 2020
7:45 -8:45 PM
at
Portland New Church
302 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME
We may combine this small group with online option! lots of personal space available there. More to come on that.
And
check out www.embodytherhythm for info about online dance classes with live music (us!) to keep our Tuesday night classes going.

Namory’s classes are $15 pr class / $13 pr class for purchase of 4 ($52) or more‬‬. His Portland class is now welcoming new students at half price for their first class - $7.50!!

Join us! Its wicked fun.

If you are just starting down the path and want to grow with a group of drum students at your level and pace come to class and get your groove on! Get the basic drum strokes, patterns and feel for the Djembe before jumping in over your head! This is a small delightful and very safe group. Always check the site or get on our current drummer email list for Portland's schedule changes or let us know if you would like us to reserve a drum for you in class. Send requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

beginner drum class video

Private Lessons are a great way for beginners to get comfortable before taking a class - or for getting to that next level for advanced students. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Possible online options coming!

The Dance Hall‬‬‬‬‬ - Closed until mid to late April - pls check back-we WILL resume!
7 Walker St, Kittery, ME 03904‬‬‬‬‬

Drum Class - FaceBook class TODAY March 19, 2020 - see www.seacoastwestafricandanceanddrum.com

Thursdays - All levels
Drum starts at 5:30-6:30‬‬ PM‬‬‬ / $15 pr class  Possible online options coming!
https://seacoastwestafricandanceanddrum.com/namory-keita-drum-classes/Screen Shot 2019 04 26 at 5.43.37 PMMarita Kennedy-Castro, Seny Daffe, Namory Keita, Liz Fowler 

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.‬‬‬

Dance class with Liz
6:45 to 8:15 / $15 drop ins or $96 for eight pre-paid

Liz's class offers an opportunity to play Doun Douns AND  dance - a contemporary form of West African dance and drum fun! See Seny's video below!

www.seacoastwestafricandanceanddrum.com

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/131576593823

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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Marita Kennedy-Castro’s West African Dance Class for All Levels is every Tuesday evening from 6 - 7:30 PM. (suspended for March, 2020 -
 
check out www.embodytherhythm for info about online dance classes with live music to keep our Tuesday night classes going.

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Check this video out!

Namory Keita plays for this class along with his advanced students. Join the fun!

Portland New Church
302 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME 04101‬‬‬

Private dance lessons available. Contact Marita for details and check out the site at www.EmbodyTheRhythm.com 

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Marita and Namory have created New Moon Ensemble to bring West African dance and drum to the stage, schools, universities, events and ceremonies.

FB:https://www.facebook.com/groups/EmbodyTheRhythm/

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

(603) 831-9609
info@namorydrum.com