Drums, Songs and Stories Celebrating Africa and the African Diaspora: An interactive program for all ages featuring: Drums: Djembe, Djun-Djun, Talking Drum, Congas, Tar, Riq and other percussion instruments from Africa and the African Diaspora as well as cool sound effects instruments played by the audience (where and when appropriate).

Songs/Rhythms: Funga Alafia – welcoming song/rhythm, The Samba, Congo Square, The Rhumba – and other infectious rhythms.

Stories: Monkey & Leopard – why monkeys live in trees, why leopards eat meat & why you never mess with a drummer’s drum without asking permission. Anansi & the Talking Drum – Anansi discovers the secret name of the king’s daughter but is so shy he can only play it on his talking drum…That’s Ridiculous! – Various vegetables, animals and inanimate objects talk to people. Why Lions Don’t Have Wings – Frog puts an end to Lion’s flyin’.

Sound Effects: Thunder Tubes, Thunder Drum (the Djun-Djun), Cuicas, Shakers, Ocean Drum and more. Please Note: This program can be combined with drumming and/or instrument making workshops for maximum educational impact.


Elementary School, Kindergarten, Middle School


Connecticut CT, Delaware DE, Massachusetts MA, New Jersey NJ, New York NY, Pennsylvania PA, Rhode Island RI

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