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Kofi’s Drums: The Beat of Life
Wed.-Fri., Feb. 8-10 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Wed. -Thurs Feb 8-9 at 1:00 p.m.
Ripley Center, Smithsonian
Recommended for Ages 4-8 / PreK – 3rd Grade

Kofi’s Drums: The Beat of LifeDrummer Kofi Dennis brings the vibrant rhythms of a West African village to life though music, storytelling, and dance. Using authentic instruments, the Ghanaian native leads lively call-and-response songs, games, and movement that gets audiences on their feet in a high-energy exploration of African cultural traditions.

About the Artist:
Kofi Dennis has a long history of working both as an artist and an educator. He received training at Komenda Teaching College, University of Cape Coast, and graduated from the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana, and received a Diploma in Early Childhood and Adolescent Education from the University of Cape Coast before coming to the United States in 1993. He is a participating artist of the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, and also teaches a program entitled Kofi’s Multicultural Creative Dynamics at the Montessori School of Northern Virginia.

Resources for Educators:
Standards of Learning
Learning Guide