Agida Africa

African Drumming

Drumming sessions enable people of all levels to work as one and communication is through listening and responding.


Communicating through African drumming is fun! It builds confidence and provides an opportunity for groups to express themselves without feeling in ‘the spotlight’. Working as part of a group can be so rewarding and uplifting. African drumming inspires confidence and increases self-esteem; it promotes well-being and a sense of achievement.


African drumming enhances the experience of communication and social skills to children, young people, adults and persons from all backgrounds, who attend them. We offer workshops both through charity funds and to fee-paying clients. 


Please get in touch to disuss your needs and we look forward to creating a bespoke package, just for you.


                                                                

African Story-telling

Stories from Senegal

Communication starts as a listener and progresses to speaking through confidence. Using an age-old tradition, we engage through story-telling, setting a safe place for a listening group and then encouraging speaking. Through a skilled and crafted approach we leave space for the listening group to reciprocate. Sharing experience can give a sense of engagement and wellbeing, when done positively. 


Through bespoke programmes, participants will benefit from exploring communication, through observing, participating and gaining understanding of the importance of the spoken word and how it impacts on others and how it promotes self. 


Come under the boughs of the Baobab Tree... listen to the story of Bukki and Lëg, a hungry hyena and a friendly rabbit, who strive to seek food together. Rather than fight in their hunger, they work together to find a solution, even though they are ‘different’. It’s a happy ending of celebration.


So, how will the friendly rabbit, Lëg, help to find a solution to Bukki's hunger?


This delightful story explores friendship, kindness and tolerance. It shows how we can overcome problems and work together to find solutions.


Using African materials to set the backdrop of the story sessions, we also use African musical instruments, the drum and kora, to give the audience sight of traditions in Senegal. 

Commendation




‘Agida African Arts deliver thoroughly engaging and highly professional performances and workshops, engaging and enthusing participants to share in and celebrate African arts and heritage. Performances are lively, inclusive and fun for all ages, delivered by skilled practitioners with a passion for education, sharing stories and celebrating traditions.’ 

Stef Bradley, Education Manager, International Slavery Museum 

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To book an appointment please get in touch. 

We can visit you to discuss what we offer, or explore bespoke packages, tailored to your requirements.

AGIDA for AFRICAN ARTS

The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington. WA1 1SR

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm - 01925 480760

Weekends & Evenings:  07704933972


Educational, Fun & Unique







Experience the culture of West Africa     







through drumming, story-telling & art







with Agida African Arts

Staff at Agida African Arts are DBS checked. We are covered by Public Liability Insurance