Our workshops are available in English, French or Spanish

We are available for drumming workshops and Assembly all accross Canada and USA.

What could be more universal than music to inspire and lead a student activity?

Students in secondary and middle schools are preparing to enter the adult world. Our workshops provide a greater focus on team-building and communication skills as well as leadership training for all student participants. Students will develop connections, empathy and a sense of purpose and inner strength.

Malicounda uses a multicultural approach. Students discover musical instruments from around the world, rhythms, movements, and songs from different countries. Students will have an opportunity to express themselves using improvisation within these beautiful and engaging art forms from other cultures.

Fun and enjoyment are guaranteed!


Technical requirement for Assembly Program:

  • Set up time: 30 minutes
  • Wood floor measuring: 25 ft by 25 ft.
  • Number of performers: One artist on stage and 30 volunteers

About Malicounda Dance Company

Malicounda Dance Company can create a community-based performance for all kinds of events, for companies, schools and festivals. Students are chosen and given a 45 minutes workshop to create the performance. The volunteers perform on stage with Malicounda!

Our goal is to provide a multicultural experience with musical instruments from around the world. By sharing with children, teachers, and the community, we open minds to the world. We hope to inspire the creative nature of children and adults alike. Participating in an interactive group performance using drums and other percussion instruments allows all voices to be heard.


Description of the performance

Some aspects of the performance are interactive; we will invite teachers and students to join us.

  • Time: 50 minutes or more, if desired
  • Songs with interactive clapping to help the audience learn rhythm
  • Dances: Improvisation (they will create their own dance)

Musical instruments from several countries will be introduced:

  • Claves: Cuba
  • Darbuka: Egypt
  • Boomwhackers
  • Shaker eggs
  • Talking drum from Ghana
  • Kalimba:  a wood soundboard and metal keys, played inside a gourd (Dizzee) for sound resonation.
  • Djembe, Dunduns,
  • Balaphone