About us and press

Liz Fowler has been dancing since she was a young girl. She has a BA in Dance Studies from Connecticut College and was first introduced to West African Dance as a student in 1991. Since then, she has studied with teachers from Guinea, Mali, and Senegal including Mohamed Kalifa Kamara, Mohamed Joh Camara, Sidiki Sylla, Abdoulaye Sylla, Papin Camara, and Youssouf Koumbassa. She has traveled to Guinea to study dance intensively four times and is looking forward to dancing there again soon. In the meantime, she is grateful for the opportunity to share the dance form with people around the Seacoast.

Namory Keita was the lead drummer (djembefola) for his village of Sangbarala, Guinea before relocating to the United States. He teaches weekly classes at the Dance Hall in Kittery as well as in Portland, ME, and Cambridge, MA. He is an incredibly talented drummer and generous teacher who brings joy to all his students.

More about Liz and Namory:

Spring 2015 interview with Namory from the Salt Institute

February 2015 article in The Sound, NH

January 2014 article in the Portsmouth Herald

January 2014 article in the University of New Hampshire Campus Journal

July 2007 article in the University of New Hampshire Campus Journal

December 2013 article in the Ledger Transcript

Liz, Namory, and the other dancers and drummers from Seacoast West African Dance and Drum, are available for your workshops, classes, performances, and residencies. Contact them for more information:

Telephone: (603)969-5264
Email: seacoastdanceanddrum@gmail.com

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