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Drumming Residency with Jeh Kulu

Drumming Residency with Jeh Kulu

We are thrilled to announce that Jeh Kulu, a traditional West African Performance and Educational Ensemble from Burlington, Vermont, is coming to our school in February for a 3-day drum and cultural education residency for 5th and 6th graders. Jeh Kulu will visit our school on February 8, 9 and 10. Students will have a memorable immersion into West African drum culture through learning traditional rhythms and receiving an introduction to traditional instruments. Additionally, the artists will visit each 5th and 6th grade classroom. This will allow students extra opportunities for question and answer sessions and discussion about West Africa. They will see traditional dress and accoutrements of the culture, learn about the role of dance and drum in the community, and see images of life in West Africa. We will have a final drumming showcase for the school on Friday, February 10, from 1:20 - 2:00 in the school gymnasium. The community is invited to attend!

Additionally, Jeh Kulu will offer two community drumming workshops for families with children in kindergarten through 4th grade from 2:30 - 3:30 on Wednesday, February 8 and Friday, February 10 in the school gymnasium. Space is limited so please contact Ellen Koier at school if you would like to attend. 

This opportunity would not have been possible without the financial support of the Vermont Community Foundation; the North Country Credit Union; and Maria Davies, Lamoille North Supervisory Union’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator.

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