Black History Month is February, but stories and dance and drumming can be enjoyed all year round.
“African Hand Drumming is enjoying a renaissance all over the world for its musicality, accessibility and vibrancy as well as its ability to heal individuals, build community and infuse creative energy. Rhythm is the music of life. It flows from the Creator and is all around us in nature.
Find the right rhythm and the potential is endless for creative expression. Rhythm is the potential to let go. When we drum, we heal.” A.B.
Our School Drum workshop/program is a highly inclusive activity. The program provides a positive non threatening environment that enables participants to explore their creativity and inner potential.
Each participant is encouraged to participate at their own pace and skill. One doesn’t have to be a musician to be a part of a truly rhythmic experience.
Over time the drumming program highlights valuable skills such as:RESPECT for self and others, LISTENING as a key to success, COMMUNICATION as a key to keeping the flow, FOCUS within the group, GOAL SETTING as means to an end.
A week long in school project of the integrated performance Arts of African Dance, Hand Drumming, Song and Storytelling. (Part sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council under Artists In Education Program)
(We are happy to provide up to 100 AFRICAN DRUMS for each school workshop or drumming program at a nominal fee. Do call for details.)
Adwoa and Fule combine their natural talents of storytelling, dance, and rhythm programs for children. It is their hope that they can increase an awareness of black history through the exciting cultural arts of Africa. They brings sunshine and Africa to your School.
ONCE UPON AN AFRICAN VILLAGE:
An entertaining program using the African Cultural arts of story telling, dance and hand drumming. The audience participates actively in simple call and response songs, percussion and dance. We tell tales of Ananse, Ijapa and other heroes and the many reasons why things are as they are in our world. (60 minutes)
For interested schools, these workshops have also been designed in two parts as an interactive workshop, then as a performance.
The artist would work with a class in the teaching of dance, story chants and hand drumming and then perform with those students for the rest of the school. In this way the entire school could enjoy the program.
If you choose this program the artist visit would be for a full day.
SPECIAL DRUM PRICES FOR SCHOOLS
Exploring & Promoting the Arts of Africak