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KUNDA African Culture Music & Dance

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Sunshine Coast
Languages: English, French, African Dialects

KUNDA, meaning "family", fronted by Kocassale Dioubate, a Mandingo-tribe griot (descendant of a long line of traditional singers, musicians and keepers of tribal history) from Guinea, West Africa, is driven to share their vibrant heritage through music and dance, promoting respect and awareness of ethnic diversity, and encouraging people of all backgrounds to unify in peace and harmony, as one world, one love and one people... one family.


Reviews

Thank you for an outstanding performance... I couldn't stop my feet and hands. I loved your stage presence, enthusiasm and most of all, your professionalism. Kunda is the best African performance of music, dance and sheer magic? You rock!!! Lynley Lewis, Event Coordinator

Performances & Workshops

KUNDA African Culture, Music & Dance Workshops

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: Half-day to Full-day (20 - 45 mins. per group)
Capacity: Max 50 (including staff/helpers) per group
Tech Requirements: Chairs for all participating students; microphone & stand where available
Fee Range: $735 - $1,135 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$700.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$750.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$850.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$850.00
Vancouver Island North
$850.00
Interior
$900.00
North
$1,000.00

These fun and interactive African cultural workshops allow students the chance to experiment with traditional percussion instruments and dance movements while learning about their historical and cultural context. Through call-and-response songs, and repeat-after-me exercises, participants will learn language and vocabulary in Koca's African dialects. KUNDA introduces different tools used regularly in West African households (grass brooms, gourds, baskets, etc) while also touching on subjects such as demography and geography.

KUNDA African Culture, Music & Dance Performance

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins. + 5 - 10 mins. Q&A
Capacity: 850 students
Tech Requirements: two armless chairs; microphone & mic stand where available
Fee Range: $855 - $1,135 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$820.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$840.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$920.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$920.00
Vancouver Island North
$920.00
Interior
$960.00
North
$1,000.00

A vibrant and colourful presentation of artistic culture, music and dance from Guinea and other regions of Africa, KUNDA showcases authentic handmade traditional instruments, exotic costumes, explosive percussion, high-energy dances, joyful melodies, soothing instrumental pieces and great vocals. Diverse and interactive, involving the audience through call-and-response song, dance and clapping, KUNDA's show is equally entertaining and educational, giving an insightful taste of African culture.

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