Larissa Montfort


Larissa has been exploring her passion for West African, Congolese, and Afro-Cuban rhythms since 1995 with many teachers, including Mabiba Baegne, Ubaka Hill, Yona Fleming, Malonga Casquelord, Carolyn Brandy, Stori Davis, Amadou Camara, and Afia Walking Tree.

She performs with Afia Walking Tree's Spirit Drumz ensemble as well as with Mamayah, a Sonoma County-based women's West African drum ensemble.

Larissa accompanies dance classes, women's rituals, and healing circles. In her own words Larissa shares: "Drumming allows me to express my joy, strength, and freedom, while serving the spirit of the music, the dance, and the empowerment of women."


2017 Session 1

  1. Women and the Drum
  2. Dundun Dance
  3. Bell Rhythms

2016 Session 3

  1. Women And The Drum, 1  all levels
  2. Women And The Drum, 2  all levels

2015 Session 3

  1. Bell and Shekere Class
  2. Dundun Dance
  3. Women and the Drum

2014 Session 1 and 3

  1. Dundun Dance
  2. Kalimba Class
  3. Women and the Drum

2013 Session 1 and 3

  1. Women and the Drum

2012 Session 2

  1. Women and the Drum