Drumming and Dancing

by ruthsmason

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I jumped on a bus with SAS students and Lifelong Learners for a drumming and dancing workshop near a beach just outside of Takoradi. Image Under a simple roofed space, we each had a drum and the fun began. Image

 

 

The leader and his troop of drummers and dancers patiently taught us 5 basic rhythms that began with a beat on a Kpanlogo bell. Here Enyonam and Idrissu help me get it just right.

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Here is Ben who led the way in demonstrating dance steps.  We practiced the steps and watched the dancers, and everyone gave it a try.

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Though the sun was hot, a breeze from the sea helped us keep concentrating for over a couple of hours. It was all more encounters of the best kind.  The teachers took the workshop seriously and we listened up and drummed and danced. At the end, we each took a turn trying out one or two of the steps.  So here goes:

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Thanks to my friends who took these photos…