Kids cap­ti­vated by drum work­shop

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

YOUNG­STERS at Uxbridge were ex­posed to some of Africa’s rich cul­ture when a mu­si­cian vis­ited them.

Kwame Bakoji-Hume came to White­hall In­fant School in Cow­ley Road to de­liver an African drum­ming work­shop.

He was in­vited by Al­pita Chavda, the school’s his­tory co­or­di­na­tor, who found out about the work­shop while re­search­ing Black His­tory Month on the in­ter­net last year.

She said: “I wanted to book some­thing that would re­ally in­spire the chil­dren. But in­stead the chil­dren have been able to hear Kwame play a va­ri­ety of drums as well as play­ing drums them­selves.

“Our head, Manjit Bringan, said the sound was very pow­er­ful and the chil­dren were clearly cap­ti­vated by Kwame’s skills and en­thu­si­asm.”

The work­shops in­cluded an el­e­ment of story telling, dance, theatre and mu­sic.

Along­side the drum­ming, back in class, each year group learned about coun­tries in­clud­ing Kenya, Ghana and Nige­ria.

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