Imagine a gymnasium filled with over 100 students banging on their bongos and making awesome rhythms!
That’s exactly what happened at all three Revelstoke elementary schools where students had full-day workshops with professional Afro-Brazilian drummer Milton Randall. Students learned how people in African villages communicate by drumming and how every village had a master drummer who told stories through drumming.
Students practiced hard all day knowing that, at the end, their parents and the other kids from kindergarden to Grade 3 would come to watch a drumming and dancing performance.
Students thought it was a fun experience and want to thank the Revelstoke Arts Council, Art Starts and School District 19 for making this event happen.
Kobe Brunetti is a Grade 6 student at Begbie View Elementary School
Here are some photos taken by Kobe at Begbie View and a series of photos taken ay Columbia Park Elementary by The Current’s David Rooney: