A Taste of Africa

Year 7 and 8 students were lucky to participate in the Taste of Africa program last week, when Asanti Dance Theatre came to the school. The program  included three activities, dancing, drumming and village. In drumming students learnt about the djemba drum and its origin and the basic techniques involved in playing, students then ran through a series of exercises, and built it into playing a rhythm by the end of the class. In dancing students learnt not only how to  execute movements but also the relationship to the drum and how music and dance work intrinsically together. The village activities were a mix of traditional African games, stoytelling and  learning about African culture.

 

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