note: This video is footage of the primary school show version
Ghana Have Some Fun 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.
Jonas really engaged all of the children. He was funny and told us a story about how to be kind to our friends and our friends will be nice to us. He also incorporated all instruments in his story and allowed some of the childrens music. The children loved dancing and we all enjoyed the African music. Thank you Jonas! Jonas was wonderful. All children really enjoyed his show! We learnt how to say words in his native language, had the opportunity to play the instruments and danced to the drums!
Michelle Williams. Glenmore Park Preschool. Glenmore Park. NSW.
The show was very engaging, interesting and age appropriate. The children were very engaged throughout the entire show and had a really enjoyable time. Jonas was very polite, respectful, engaged the children in the show. Delivered a fantastic performance.
Charlene Tannous. Entrada Montessori Academy. Parramatta. NSW.
Price: $5.50 per child ($5.00 + $0.50 GST) or $352 (GST incl) whichever is the greater.
Suitable: 2 to 6 year olds.
Times: Show: 30 minutes. Set up: 40 minutes. Pack up: 40 minutes.
Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.
Jonas Tandoh: ABN: 97 218 572 766