Drummer Namory Keita, of Guinea, will continue to hold his regular 6 pm Wednesday night drum classes at Center Congregational Church, 193 Main Street, throughout the summer. Keita is an accomplished musician who has performed and taught worldwide and played on several recordings. He is skilled at meeting the learning needs of students with various levels of experience. All are welcome, and djembe drums will be provided for those students who need them.
Fans can also enjoy the artistry and instruction of Diallo and Keita as they perform and teach classes as part of the ninth annual Abene African Dance and Drum Festival, August 23 through 25, sponsored by African Dance Vermont and the Arts Council of Windham County. For the seventh time, Diallo will lead the festival, which was named after his village in southern Senegal: “Abene” means “place where good is encountered.”
For a full schedule and fees, as well as other workshops that Diallo will be giving throughout New England and vicinity, see www.africandancevt.com.
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