Last week, our community had a special cultural opportunity to learn about traditional music and musical instruments from Ghana, where one of our 5th grade sister schools is located (The Carolyn A. Miller Elementary School, a Liberian refugee school). This World Music founder, director and composer, Jeremy Cohen, brought traditional Ghanian instruments, including the Gankogui (two-toned bell), the Axatse (a rattle), and several drums - a Kagan, Kidi, Sogo and Boba. He taught students about each instrument and the musical singing rhythms that accompanied them. After the assembly, Jeremy conducted workshops with our 5th grade classes, teaching them to play some traditional rhythms and songs. This World Music's mission is to create cultural bridges between people and communities worldwide through a shared love of music and the arts.
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