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New Moon Ensemble presents: Tides ~ Les Marées
July 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
A Celebratory Performance of West African Dance and Drumming
In 2015 master village drummer and performer Namory Keita, from Sangbarela, Guinea joined forces with local dancer/choreographer Marita Kennedy-Castro in Portland, ME. Together the two developed the drum and dance troupe, New Moon Ensemble.
Coming together from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, ensemble members share a love for West African dance and drumming, the accompanying traditions, and the gift of cross-cultural exchange. Together they build community and inspire international study through the healing power of music and dance.
Honoring the tradition of performance as ritual, New Moon Ensemble’s performances offer the intoxicating rhythms and energetic dances into the world as prayers for peace and well-being for all.