New Moon Ensemble members share a love for the music and dance of Guinea, West Africa, the accompanying traditions and the gift of intercultural exchange. As an ensemble family we represent and embrace diverse ethnicities, build community and inspire international study and collaboration through the healing power of music and dance.
Lead by master village drummer Namory Keita from Sangbarala, Guinea, and dancer/choreographer Marita Kennedy-Castro from Wabanaki Confederacy territory/Maine, the ensemble includes multi-talented musician Annegret Baier from Germany, and multi-talented guest artist Senny Daffe from Conakry Guinea, as well as a handful of other devoted musicians and dancers from the community.
New Moon Ensemble’s performances offer uplifting rhythms and dances into the world as prayers for peace and well-being for all. We are available for hire to bring entertainment and joy to festivals, fairs, weddings, graduation ceremonies, baby blessings and more.
Please note that New Moon Ensemble’s performance in this video starts at 14 minutes.