Dance to the Drum, Drum to the Dance

Teaching Artist: Kunama Mtendaji

Join Kunama Mtendaji on an exciting journey exploring the rhythmic textures of African percussion through music and dance. This program will focus on either the folklore of the United States, or areas in West Africa, Haiti, and Cuba, and will emphasize the languages, communications, and geographical and social significance as it relates to our society. Teachers may choose to focus on either dance or music composition. Because students are drumming, this program should be placed so that it does not disturb other surrounding classes. Also available for after school.

Audience: Grades K-12
Format: Residency
Curriculum Connections: Social Emotional Learning, English/Language Arts, Social Studies/Culture
Teaching Artist: Kunama Mtendaji

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