Over 18 years of managing tours by traditional world music and dance groups, Indigenous People has developed an impressive track record and reputation for delivering high quality educational performances in schools, working with schools and local authorities from Penzance to Shetland.
“Some days will be remembered by pupils for the rest of their lives – this was one of those special days”
Lanivet Primary School, Cornwall
Our workshops seek to not only share with the children and teachers the traditional culture of one of our partner African music and dance groups, challenging negative stereotypes of African people and promoting tolerance and celebration of cultural difference, they also seek to demonstrate the enhanced sense of well-being and happiness that can be generated from particpation in community arts activities such as drumming, singing and dancing. Our workshops also help to develop in the children important skills such as concentration, listening, discipline, creativity and teamwork in a manner that is fun and entertaining.
“Your visit to our school was the highlight of our African week and we were all very impressed by the way you and your drummers related to the children. The assembly was wonderful and you held the attention o everyone, from nursery to year 6 – for almost an hour. An impressive feat !”
Royston Schoo, Penge
“The most thrilling shared experience of the year in our school. The children were gripped instantly. One boy in particular who is very withdrawn seemed to become a drummer himself, tapping and moving to the different rhythms. The inclusion of aspects of the musicians’ lives, such as the homesickness of long distance fishing and discussion about the instruments were so interesting, at times funny but moving as well. I would heartily recommend this exciting and enriching experience to any school.”
Victoria Park Infants School, Bristol