African mu­sic evening drums up char­ity cash

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

AN EVENING of African dance and mu­sic was held at an Ash­ford school for char­ity. Rhyth­mic band, Be­yond the Beat, or­gan­ised work­shops for pupils at High­worth school in the art of African mu­sic, then helped them to host a mag­i­cal per­for­mance last Fri­day. Stu­dents cre­ated African mask back­drops for the stage and made their own boom whack­ers (tube-shaped per­cus­sion in­stru­ments), for the show which at­tracted 200 peo­ple. It was the end of five weeks’ learn­ing about African danc­ing, drum­ming and song. Les­ley Don­ald, as­sis­tant head teacher and or­gan­iser, said: “The stu­dents had great fun pre­par­ing for the evening and they have got a lot out of it.” All the money raised will help High­worth’s part­ner school in Kishu­mundu, Tan­za­nia and the Pe­ga­sus Trust – a char­ity for or­phans in Nepal.

Pic­tures Dave Downey. Above pd1175065. Above right pd1175064

Boom wack­ers shake up the show at High­worth

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