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African Drums Sound in CIS After School Program

Cheick Sissoko Teaches Lessons Through Music, Dance and Storytelling

African Drummer Cheick Sissoko uses music and dance at Union Elementary School last year to tell a South African tale about finding strength through helping others.December 8, 2011 - Brunswick County, NC - Funding provided through a Grass Roots grant award made possible by the Brunswick Arts Council is bringing the Visuals Rhythms Project to Communities In Schools After School Program.

Beginning in January, one-hundred students from Belville, Town Creek, Southport and Union Elementary Schools will take part in a five-week Visual Rhythms Project. Cheick Sissoko, an accomplished artist from West Africa, will use various dance and drumming styles and techniques to engage students in lessons on diversity and cultures. At the conclusion of the project, students from each location will create their personal dance, dress in brightly colored cloths and performed for families and friends.

Pictured: African Drummer Cheick Sissoko uses music and dance at Union Elementary School last year to tell a South African tale about finding strength through helping others.
 


 


 


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