YOUNG ACHIEVERS SCHOOL

November 13, 2009

The Géwël Tradition Project is concerned with the passing on of the tradition to future generations. With this in mind the Faye family has been working with Kimani Lumsden’s eighth  grade music students at the Young Achievers School in Matapan. They have been working on drum rhythms and bakks (musical compositions) for the past month and will begin to learn the dances that go with these rhythms during the next month. These photos capture some of the energy of the students as they take on learning this new drum tradition.

Moustapha teaching a rhythm to the students.

Moustapha teaching a rhythm to the students.

Aziz works with a student on drum technique.

Aziz works with a student on drum technique.

Students at Young Achievers playing a sabar rhythm.

Students at Young Achievers playing a sabar rhythm.

Teacher Kimani Lumsden works on rhythms with his students.

Teacher Kimani Lumsden works on rhythms with his students.

Students work on the sabar drums.

Students work on the sabar drums.

The following are portraits of the Young Achievers drum class students by Zapo.

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