Kids captivated by drum workshop
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.