TRAVEL THROUGH THE DEPTHS OF AFRICA WITH RHYTHMS & DANCES
During black history month (February), we are excited to offer this unique educational and hands-on opportunity for BC students to learn about the rich cultures of Africa through musical demonstration.
African culture prioritizes connection to each other, to nature and to our spiritual source. Our goal is to share with students the experience of what it means to be African, and how it feels through music and dance.
About the African Rhythms Ultimate Experience Workshop
Exciting music, tribal dancing, sounds of joy and joyful singing are the main ingredients in this interactive workshop that showcases rhythms, songs and dances from all over the African continent. Kids will be transported to the heart of African cultures, by learning everyday African rhythms and dances.
In many African cultures, children in villages are encouraged to sing and dance together from an early age in order to strengthen their trust and relationships with each other. Through our traditional dances and songs, we learn about important values such as gratitude, respect, solidarity, and team work. Further, daily life often revolves around the expression of rhythm in
its many forms. Dance in Africa is an integral part of the tradition, religion, and socializing of the continent’s people.
African dance and drum workshops are great for students of all ages and ability. These workshops are energetic, designed to generate a lot of smiling faces, and will be led by world renown African born artists
These workshops are a great way to learn and introduce children to African cultures.
IT IS ALSO A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH
February 4 - 9: Balafon workshop (University of Victoria)
February 6: Dance workshop (CDI College)
February 10: Dance workshop (Ecole Victor-Brodeur)
February 17 - The Dance Center - Vancouver, BC
February 19 - 28 Vancouver Island, BC
International African Dances Camp in Cameroon
April 10 to 23, 2019
Registration and info: firstname.lastname@example.org