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I never anticipated a day would come that I’d get to make this special announcement: Portland is welcoming master drummer Namory Keita, from Guinea, West Africa ~ to LIVE HERE!
I am thrilled to share that this gracious, kind, djembefola (master drummer) from Sangbarala, Guinea, has chosen Portland, Maine as his new home and community. Big Up to you Namory! We have much to celebrate!
A Warm Welcome to Namory Keita!!!!!!!
Namory Keita, djembefola
Starting in January, Namory will be accompanying our Tuesday night beginner dance class at the Woodford’s Club (yes yes!) and teaching drum classes directly following. We are blessed!
Weekly Drum Classes with Namory Keita, starting January 6th, 2015
Tuesdays 7:15-8:45pm at the Woodford’s Club, 179 Woodford’s St. in Portland
Please bring a drum if you have one. Limited number of drums available for reservation.
FMI contact Janice Erickson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dancing & Drumming Without Borders ~ Supporting ebola relief efforts
Reminder: Over the next 2 months a percentage of funds from every dance class will be donated to Doctors Without Borders to aid in ebola relief efforts. Please consider donating directly, via their website, and help to support the people and families from which this music and dancing comes!
HOLIDAY Discount Offers & Gift Certificates Available in December & January
Good for Tues OR Thurs night Dance Class ~ (we can’t do multi-location passes)
*4 classes ~ $48
*8 classes ~ $88
*12 classes ~ $120
*Introduce someone new to class and you BOTH attend their 1st class at 1/2 price (redeemable one time only)
*Students: $2 discount with I.D.
SAVE THE DATE January 17-18, 2015
Workshops & Performances with Special Guest:
Ismael ‘Bonfils’ Kouyate!
Ismael ‘Bonfils’ Kouyate
, world renowned artist of traditional Guinean dance and song is coming to Maine in January 2015, for a weekend of workshops and performances.
Bonfils comes from a family of artists, and was a long time performer with Les Percussions de Guinea and Les Ballets Africains, one of Guinea’s national ballets. You may have caught him in the Broadway musical FELA!, or performing with Ismael Kouyate: Waraba Band.
Spread the Word
Saturday Jan 17th
~ Ismael teaches song, dance, drum and dundun dance
classes in Kittery, topped off by an evening performance with several other musicians and dancers from Guinea, including master balafone player, Abou Sylla
Sunday Jan 18th ~ Ismael teaches song, dance, drum and dundun dance classes in Portland
More Details Will Be Posted Soon!