Ghana Beat My Drum

Curriculum Relevance:

Music: Organising Sounds, Listening, Performing, Meter & Rhythm. HSIE, LOTE, SOSE: Cultures, Identities, Languages, Traditions, Customs, Linguistics, Cultural Influence, Diversity, Perceptions and Understanding.

Get your students up and dancing as others beat out their own,
newly learnt, African rhythms.

Ghana Beat My Drum
Ghana Beat My Drum

Ghana Beat My Drum incorporates audience participation, singing, dancing and drumming to leave audiences feeling exhilarated and inspired as well as enlightened in the ways and culture of Africa and more particularly Ghana.

Jonas teaches students words from the local languages, Ga Tui Mzema and Effutu and with their newly learnt words Jonas gets the entire audience participating in traditional call and response songs.

Students learn how many traditional African instruments are made from easy to find natural resources.

Shekere “pronounced She-Ka-Re” is the name of the African percussion instrument made from the dried fruit of the gourd vine and loosely covered with a wide decorative band of beads. The sound is produced by holding the outer cover of beads in one hand and twisting the gourd across them or simply shaking the entire instrument.

Add to all this Jonas’ wide smile and infectious laugh and what you get is a truly memorable, lively and uplifting, feel good show.

Jonas Tandoh was born in Ghana and has been a full time musician since the age of seventeen. He has played in numerous bands and toured across Australia supporting bands such as Osibisa and Ziggy Marley and has still found time to tour to schools Australia wide for the past twenty years.

Price: $4.95 per student ($4.50 + $0.45 GST).

Suitable: Preps, K to Year 10.

Minimum Audience Size: 130 students.

Times: Show: 45 minutes. Set up: 20 minutes. Pack up: 20 minutes.

Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.

Jonas Tandoh ABN: 97 218 572 766

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