Languages: English, French
Go on a journey with Kikeyambay through storytelling, costumes, music and dance to Guinea, West Africa. Kikeyambay Traditional Drum and Dance group is fronted by master musician Alseny Michel Diallo and joined by internationally acclaimed dancer N'Nato Camara. Every year new educational stories unfold, exploring the tales of traditional life in Africa told through interactive engaging theatrics, explosive traditional rhythms, dazzling dance pieces and community song.
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 60 mins.
Capacity: 500+ students
Fee Range: $730 - $930 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Kikeyambay invites full audience participation as students get a chance to try the instruments and dance while going on a journey to Africa. Before internet and phones, learn how the traditions passed and the tribes communicated. Kikeyambay offers three performance story options: 1) The traditional story of show the griot (oral historian) came to be 2) Explore the origins of how the drum came to be in Africa and how the tales of the drum are the foundation of the culture 3) The traditional ways of gathering food
Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: Half day to full day (30-60 minutes per group) or if a school de
Capacity: 50 max per group
Tech Requirements: Chairs for all participants, microphone and stand where available
Fee Range: $735-$935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
These fun and interactive workshops give students a hands on chance to experience African music and culture up close. Through the use of call and response games, students learn poly rhythmic music together , mixed with dance games learning traditional African steps. Through these interactive games, students learn about culture, language, instruments and tools used in the traditional African culture life. Students get a chance to feel the authenticity of African music and culture, we will send them away dancing, singing, clapping and joyful.