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.
Click here to see NEW DRUM SHIPMENT!
The Dance Hall
7 Walker St, Kittery, ME 03904
Thursdays - All levels
Namory just got back from Guinea and is ready to rock! Come to class on February 21st, 2019 - get ready for a great experience!
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
classes-events/study-in- guinea.html (last years info but will be similar - stay tuned)
- you can also visit Mini Guinea Fest on FaceBook Take a scroll down and see the great trip they had this year!
Ongoing - 6:15 pm - Mondays (MARCH 4th - YES we are still drumming! Lets melt the snow!)
Note: Namory is back and ready for class on February 18th, 2019.
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.
Marita Kennedy-Castro’s West African Dance Class for All Levels is every Tuesday evening from 6 - 7:30 PM.
Namory has returned from Guinea and will be tearing it up for this class on February 19th, 2019.
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
Marita and Namory have created New Moon Ensemble to bring West African dance and drum to the stage, schools, universities, events and ceremonies.