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Teaching Artist: Diadié Bathily

Diadié Bathily and his troupe use dance, drumming and song to tell a timeless West African traditional cautionary tale. The riveting story of a child who doesn’t listen to his elders is played out by dancers wearing ceremonial masks and larger-than-life costumes. The audience sees what happens to the heedless child as he careens through a series of perils, hears the chant, feels the heartbeat of the drum, and becomes a part of the story as the characters set up a series of calls and responses in the Malian language of Bamanamkan.

Audience: Grades K-8
Format: Performance
Curriculum Connections: Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/Culture
Teaching Artist: Diadié Bathily

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