A new series of djembe drum classes begins
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Elhadji Mamadou “Pape” Ba
Elhadji Mamadou “Pape” Ba
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BRATTLEBORO- Namory Keita just returned from his native Guinea and is starting a new series of djembe drum classes on Wednesday evenings. Namory will be teaching a djembe class from 6 to 7 pm at the Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street.

Keita has been the lead drummer for his village of Sangbarala, Guinea, since 2006. He is a fabulous djembe player and generous teacher who is experienced at teaching across cultures and skill levels. He is known for his love of his village, his respect for traditional music, and his infectious joy of life.

Take a class with Namory, and experience the joy of learning from a masterful player and teacher. For more information about Namory see www.namorykeita.com, email info@namorykeita.com or call (603) 654-6042. This is a drop-in class, but preregistration is appreciated. A student of Namory’s said: “Namory Keita Is a wonderful drummer, a great teacher, and a wealth of knowledge. If you are anywhere near this class, you must go and study with him.”

African dance classes have been going on each Wednesday evening at the Stone Church, 210 Main Street, for the past six years. There is a rotation of teachers, mostly of African descent. The dance teachers include Abdou Sarr, Pape Ba, Jai Fuller, Kabisco Kaba, and occasional guest teachers. There is always live drumming All levels are always welcome and the classes are accompanied by Keita along with other drummers. Classes are $10 and drums can be provided if needed. The dance class starts at 7 pm and the cost is on a sliding scale of $12 to $15.

For more information on dance and drum classes see www.africandancevt.com email africandancevt@gmail.com or call (802) 258-6475.
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