Our Grade 3s and 4s and some of our Senior French students participated in a high-energy African drumming workshop with visiting musician Fana Soro. Fana is an internationally-acclaimed musician from the Ivory Coast. He taught the girls the “djembe”, West Africa’s most popular drum.
Part of the French program is to learn about French-speaking countries around the world. This workshop allowed the girls to use French to communicate with someone from another country while learning how to play the “djembe”. Fana also shared his call-and-response songs in his mother tongue of Senoufo.
It was fun interacting with Fana in French, and to laugh with him while discovering his culture. Merci Fana!