Drumming up support
VICTORIA Park Central Shopping Centre was alive with the sounds of African drumming, but it was school children who had shoppers transfixed.
The students of Orange Grove Primary School have been learning African drumming with some help from Ghanaian musician and teacher Odai Affotey.
The presentation was part of The Song Room workshop, which is sponsored by Federation Centres.
The Song Room’s programs have helped children from all backgrounds increase literacy, reduce school absenteeism, improve concentration and learning.
It is a not-for-profit organisation which helps children and aims to bridge the equity gap for education for all Australian children, no matter what their background.
“A crowd of proud parents, interested customers and retailers were all in awe of the students and the work of their wonder- ful and inspiring teacher, Odai,” Narelle Sisley, marketing manager of Victoria Park Central Shopping Centre, said.
Drummers and spectators at the display.