DRUM WORKSHOP AND ASSEMBLY PROGRAM
Offered in French, English and Spanish
Drum Circle Workshop
Children in grades K-6 love to move and learn through the engagement of the whole self. Our elementary workshops are focused on fun and games, exploring their own self-expression as well as learning to appreciate other cultures and ways of being.
Malicounda’s 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.
Every flourishing civilization provides for its children artistic expression and the ability to understand its meaning. During our drum workshops, the children will feel the strength and beauty that exists within each of them through engaging with the power of the drum.
Fun and enjoyment are guaranteed!
Our workshops are available in English, French or Spanish
Would you like to have a dynamic and engaging interactive experience for your children?
Malicounda can create a community-based performance for all kinds of events, for schools and festivals. Children volunteers are chosen and given a 60-minute workshop to create the performance. The volunteers perform on stage with Malicounda! It is accessible to all and no musical skills are required.
Our engaging program features rhythm games, songs in four languages, movement, and percussion activities, providing a fun-filled experience for participants. The technique used is accessible to everybody. Volunteers will be encouraged to create their own music.
Performances can also be accompanied by a Drum Circle, Drum Workshops, parade, or Dance Workshops.
Malicounda will bring a nice touch and an outstanding rhythmic event to your Assembly or any festival!
Description of the presentation
Some aspects of the performance are interactive; we will invite teachers and children to join us.
- Time: 60 minutes
- Body percussion
- Interactive clapping
Musical instruments from several countries will be introduced
- Claves: Cuba
- Darbuka: Egypt
- Boomwhackers: USA
- Cahon: Perou
- Seadpod: Vietnam
- Shaker eggs: USA
- Talking drum from Ghana
- Kalimba: Ghana
- Djembe, Dunduns: Guinea
- Balaphone: Guinea
Technical requirement for the Assembly Program
- Set up time: 45 minutes
- Wood floor measuring: 25 ft by 25 ft.
- Number of performers: Tow artists on stage and 30 volunteers
For over 30 years, Malicounda has touched the lives of thousands of people – children, teenagers, adults, and seniors – through rhythm. Our goal is to make people feel good in their bodies and create a sense of community. In just a few minutes, percussion deeply influences the soul, generating positive changes and happiness!