“There’s Rhythm in the Telling of a Tale™”
Focus areas: Ghana (Akan), Nigeria (Yoruba) and Kenya (Ki-Swahili language). An interdisciplinary arts-based presentation reflective of the story-dance-musical folktale drama of Africa, the program may be used as a resource for information on African oral traditions (storytelling) and is designed to accommodate teachers, art instructors, cultural arts administrators and initiatives seeking supplemental material and activities related to Africa. The program is adaptable and may align with various Department of Education (DOE) Performance Standards (Standards of Excellence) for Language Arts, Music and Social Studies; Curriculum Maps; and Frameworks (models of instruction) for grades K through 12. There’s Rhythm in the Telling of a Tale™ will avail itself for collaborative efforts between the teacher(s) and the presenting Teaching Artist (J’miah Nabawi) to better serve classroom needs and the overall school community. Suggested (recommended) follow up classroom/group activity for this program is a visit to the Savannah African Art Museum.
“On African styles of advocacy (advising, counseling, guiding. The Yoruba people of Nigeria, West Africa, have a distinguished history and tradition in oratory, drama and poetry.” Dr. Molefi K. Asante, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
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firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Accent on Africa
Program Guide. TBA. . . .