Let’s bring on the heat!

Happy  summer in Maine! After we make our way through this soggy wet week let’s celebrate the return of sunshine and bring on the heat inside the dance studio!  This month we’ll be dancing Yankadi-Makru ~ From the Susu people of Guinee, this is a dance for love, traditionally done at night under the full moon.

We have so much to celebrate in June! Besides how beautiful summer is in Maine we will celebrate the exciting and anticipated return of master teacher Youssouf Koumbassa* this month as well!! The last time Youssouf came to Maine was almost exactly a year ago. We will have the special opportunity to dance with him again in Portland on June 22nd, AND at the Dance Hall in Kittery, June 23rd!

As if this were not exciting enough, Youssouf’s classes will be accompanied by master drummer, Mamadouba “Mito” Camara, also from Guinee, who will be teaching drum classes in Kittery as well. I hope to bring a big group of students with me to their Kittery classes on the 23rd. 

*Please follow the links to learn more about each of the upcoming guest classes, and please pre-register to help ensure we have a great showing of support for these master teachers. Registration and carpool sign up also available in our weekly class. Spread the word~ These special opportunities in Maine are not to be missed!*

Here’s a snippet to get you psyched for what is to come~ Youssouf, dancing at a Dundunba in Conakry, Guinee (he’s in the white shirt)

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. seacoastwestafricandanceanddrum
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 01:03:53

    Fa fare boron! Let’s dance!!

    Reply

  2. Liana
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 01:13:29

    This is a great video showing the power of Soli at Maimouna Keita conference! So glad to have been there with you Marita. I am looking forward to Yousseff in beautiful Maine on June 22. Have fun with Yankade and Makru!

    Reply

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