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Ongoing Classes & Partnerships

Class with Namory is a wonderful opportunity to study Djembe & the traditional Doundoun family, straight from the village of Sangbaralla, Guinea, West Africa. ‬‬‬‬If you are just starting down the path and want to grow with a group of drummers - come to class and get your groove on! Get the basic drum strokes, patterns and feel for the Djembe. Classes are small, delightful and very safe learning experiences. 

Namory’s infectious joy for playing and teaching will inspire, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player, you are sure to have a great learning experience!

Drum classes are $20 each or $18 each if you purchase 4 or more at a time. Pay Namory directly or through PayPal.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a drum if you do not have one ($5 per rental). Be sure to include which class you are coming to.

PORTLAND Beginner Drum Class

All Levels Welcome!

Monday evenings from 5:30-6:30 pm
Portland New Church
302 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME

Mask are optional (not required)

Join us! Its wicked fun.

Private Lessons!

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. Possible online options too! Contact Namory to set up a private lesson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Drum and Dance Class in Kittery, ME

We are back home at

The Dance Hall, 7 Walker St, Kittery, ME

Drum: 5:30-6:30 pm
Dance: 6:45-7:45 pm

Required: Masks/Proof of Vax

Liz Fowler's Beginning West African dance class gives students an opportunity to play for the class with Namory.

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

Liz, Namory and the dancers and drummers from Seacoast West African Dance and Drum, are available for workshops, classes, performances and residencies. Contact: (603) 969-5264 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marita Kennedy-Castro, Seny Daffe, Namory Keita, Liz Fowler

Marita Kennedy-Castro’s West African Dance Class for All Levels

Note: Classes are on hold as of January 2024. Visit Marita's Embody the Rhythm website (linked below) for info.

Breakwater School - 856 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME or
Payson Park - Back Cove entrance, Portland. ME (when its warm out)

Namory & his advanced students play for class.

Join the fun! 

Private dance experiences available. Check out Marita's site for lots more info - just click the buttons below.

New Moon Ensemble

Marita and Namory have created New Moon Ensemble to bring West African dance and drum to the stage, schools, universities, events and ceremonies. Please contact Namory directly if you're intested in hosting a performance.