African Village Celebration In CA

Grades: K- 8

Schools, Camps and After-School Programs: Onye's school and camp programs for children have earned him a McDonald's Foundation Recognition Award for Children's Programs. He creates a safe and sensitive environment using drumming, percussion, dance, masks, costumes and traditional storytelling to build self-confidence, support strong value systems, and improve physical grace and motor skills. Students, teachers and staff all join in the activities.

Onye Onyemaechi is a world-renowned master percussionist, performing muscian and teaching artist. He has been a member of the Massachuttes Pertforming Arts Student Series,Young Audiences of San Jose,Young Imagination, El Dorado Arts Bank Education and is currently on the Artist roster of League Of Volunteers Organization and on the teaching artist Diraectory of Cultural Council of Santa Cruz.

Onye encourages participation, spontaneity and creativity in an atmosphere of fun and acceptance. Teacher study guides can be provided in advance. Onye also offers an Arts-in-Education program of classroom visits which follow a large assembly. He brings his cultural experience into the academic environment and inspires the children with the great potential of learning. Workshops can be tailored for developmentally challenged, visually and /or hearing impaired students. Onye's work with children has been featured on NBC and regional school cultural programs since 1984.


Elementary School, Middle School


Arizona AZ, California CA, Colorado CO, Hawaii HI, Massachusetts MA, Nevada NV, Oregon OR, Washington WA

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