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Master Drummer to Come to DDS

2:30-3:15 p.m. Friday, October 10

Maxwell “Kofi” Donkor was born in Otumi, Ghana, in West Africa. Though he started his life focusing on visual art and the traditional arts of his Asante culture, he eventually became a drummer.  Kofi has traveled extensively to other countries to share drumming and teach about his culture and its music. He believes it is his mission to share the sights and sounds of his culture with people around the world.

Currently a resident of Monroe, New York, Kofi travels to schools to teach African drumming, dancing, and art to children and adults.  He teaches how to create Ghanian clay and wood sculptures based on his traditional techniques.  He organizes drum workshops that culminate with a concert “drum circle.”

We are excited to have Kofi join us on Friday October 10, 2014 to lead an African drumming workshop with our fourth graders, followed by an all school assembly at 2:30-3:15 pm.  We invite our families to attend the assembly and watch our fourth grade on stage playing their African drums alongside Kofi.

To learn more about master drummer Kofi Donkor please go to his website: www.bak2roots.com