With the vision of building community and giving back the love, we celebrate Master Drummer Namory Keita's move to Portland, the 10 Year Anniversary of Portland, Maine West African Inspired Dance, and the many artists and students who have helped build the energy here over the years.
Come celebrate with us and enjoy the opportunity to take a dance class with Youssouf Koumbassa, an evening of performances with a handful of special guests from Guinea and Ghana! Breaking bread together, and a dance party to boot!
(All events ~ $30 advance/$36 day of)
Doors Open at 3:30pm
4:00-5:30pm ~ All Levels West African Dance class with Youssouf Koumbassa! No experience necessary in what is certain to be a joyous dance class with revered teacher, and renowned master dancer, Youssouf Koumbassa, from Guinea. ($15 advance/$18 at door)
5:30-7:00pm ~ Potluck and mingling. Please bring something share.
7:00-9:00pm ~ West African Drum and Dance Performances with Guinean artists, Namory Keita, Abou Sylla, Sayon Camara, Abdoulaye Toure, Theo Martey and more! Local West African inspired dance and drumming from Portland and Kittery, as well as Araba-Lon, from New Hampshire will open up the show.
($15 advance/$18 at door)
9:00-11:30pm ~ Stay on for the party, and join the celebration! (included in performance ticket)
The Woodfords Club is wheelchair accessible, and the floors have recently been re-finished.
This a family friendly, alcohol-free event.
Tickets available now: http://miniguineafest.brownpapertickets.com
Links to learn more about the incredible line up of Guinean artists:
Master drummer from Guinea!
Portland, Maine West African Inspired Dance:
Seacoast West African Dance and Drum: