Mutima Percussion, Dance, Singing, Art and Combined Percussion-Art Workshops

MUTIMA’s unique workshops are aimed to introduce students of all ages from Pre-Primary through to high school age to the educational and fun aspects of African Percussion, singing, dancing, art and African Culture.

The sessions are formulated to:

Encourage students to work together as a team 
Enhance hand-eye coordination
Enhance creativity through dance, music and art
Enhance listening skills
Expose students to musical traditions from Africa and the role music plays within the African culture
Release stress
Overcome inhibitions and promote confidence
Develop fine and gross motor skills
Breakdown social, gender, age and cultural differences
Foster left/right brain integration

MUTIMA relates to students on the class’ level and ensure that students feel comfortable to explore their own curiosities about African music. MUTIMA builds a positive energy through communication with the students. Students feel empowered to contribute their skills through self-expression with a variety of percussive instruments such as djembes, dununs(big bass drums) shakers and bells. MUTIMA brings the relaxed, dynamic and spirited African learning environment full of energy into your school / learning centre with stories, songs, dance and laughter.

school drumworkshop

The duration of early learning / school sessions can last anywhere between 30 minutes to a week or more, this depends on the outcome identified by each school/ class or learning centre. Visit our facebook page for current projects.

Wajipha Chongwe's Tasila Culture - Cultural Identity and Awareness Performance Workshop

wajipha tasilaWhat looks like obvious difference isn’t difference at all – the only difference is cultural difference… this is the premise of this performance.

The performance goes for 20- 30 mins.

It is an interactive performance in which Wajipha tells her story of coming to terms with coming from two different cultures- Australian / Zambian.

She does this through story telling / song / and dance.

She talks about understanding her African heritage and how it has impacted on her life thus far. She also talks about how being Australian has determined the person she is today.

I believe that recognizing that you think something is different... then being interested enough to find out what this difference is… will lead you on a journey of discovery…

We live in a culturally diverse society and yet we have little understanding of how these cultures affect our lives. Tasila culture was developed in order to bring a greater understanding of how culture and cultures determine who we are.

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