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..

 (For dance/drum events or workshops - see EVENTS)

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Beginner (All Levels Welcome!) Drum Class 
Monday evenings from 5:30-6:30 pm at
Portland New Church
302 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME
Check out www.embodytherhythm.com for info about online and in person dance classes 
Namory’s classes are $15 pr class / $13 pr class for purchase of 4 ($52) or more‬‬. Portland's new students get 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-rentals are $3 ea. Send requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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 too!

The Dance Hall‬‬‬‬‬ - Closed - pls check back-we WILL resume classes here but for now we continue outside-see below!!
7 Walker St, Kittery, ME 03904‬‬‬‬‬

CLASS IS NOW LIVE!
At John Paul Jones Park in Kittery, ME 
Every Thursday (when good weather): Drum 5:30-6:30  Dance 6:45- 7:45 pm 
Liz Fowler's Beginning West African dance class follows at 6:45 to 7:45 PM, giving students an opportunity to play for class with Namory.‬‬‬ 

https://seacoastwestafricandanceanddrum.com/namory-keita-drum-classes/

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Screen Shot 2019 04 26 at 5.43.37 PMMarita Kennedy-Castro, Seny Daffe, Namory Keita, Liz Fowler 

 

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! (Doundoun dances to resume one we are back at the Dance Hall!)

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 - 7:15 PM. (check out www.embodytherhythm.com for more info)

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Check this video out!

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

Breakwater School 856 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME (if we are having weather!) and at Payson Park Back Cove entrance, Portland. ME (when good weather)

Contact Marita for details and check out the her site for lots of info at www.EmbodyTheRhythm.com (Private dance lessons available)

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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.

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

(603) 831-9609
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