African Voyage/ Voyage Africain
In this interactive performance, students will learn the important role that music, dance, and storytelling play in everyday life in Cameroon, Central Africa. Students will experience traditional dance and drumming, listen to a traditional story, and learn about the importance of community. This program demonstrates to the students the true way that traditional music is played in Cameroon; percussion is not just about drums; it includes a variety of instruments. The students will learn that this traditional music is made up of different parts that have to be played together. Each person has to learn how to respect the other parts and find their own place in the music – because that is what makes music clean and sweet.