Experience traditional and modern drumming, poetry, song and dance, engaging in cultural traditions and conversations to explore creative self-expression
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In the spirit of the Bantu notion that a conversation between the drum and the body is what affords us life, the drum symbolises the heart, and the beat is what tethers our body to our current living. To hit the drum is to converse, so is to dance in response, so is to sing, to perform poetry, or to hit another drum.
Designed for rangatahi (youth) and facilitated by Tswana percussionist and musician Phodiso Dintwe, this series of two 3-hour-long wānanga seeks to facilitate a holistic learning of performance from the many sided Bantu view of engaging with the drum. Rangatahi attendees will experience traditional and modern drumming, poetry, song and dance, engaging in cultural traditions and conversations to explore creative self-expression and identity in an inclusive environment.
These sessions are designed to be accessible for any young people, even those with no prior experience with dance or rhythm. Feel free to bring any percussion instruments with you! Otherwise we have heaps on hand for you to jam with.
This kaupapa is made possible with the generous support of Creative Communities Scheme, and conceptualised/delivered by Phodiso Dintwe.