Westminster will be welcoming Fana Soro and his Yamo! Yamo! production on February 24th for K-8.
The event is part of the arts/athletics enrichment program this year. This special performance fits in well with the learning we experienced from our Dance Workshop as well as connecting with our work on Black History Month. We look forward to learning about the culture of Africa and the influence of music and dance that we can connect to our own experiences in Canada. Welcome!
Following is a brief description: About the Performance
The "Yamo! Yamo! Greetings from West Africa!" performance features music, dance, and storytelling. As Cote d'Ivoire is a country that represents over 60 ethnic groups and languages, Fana Soro's performance showcases several dances and rhythms from various Ivorien ethnic groups.
The music features the balafon, a traditional West African xylophone, and the djembe, the most popular African hand drum, and various other traditional instruments. Audience participation is encouraged throughout the performance. Student volunteers will be selected to assist Fana at various times throughout the program.
Sounds like fun!