Dagara music…drums, bells and “rattles”…

Before the break I made a personal promise to my teachers that I would find a music teacher!  I really stuck my neck out because I really had NO idea how I was going to make it happen!  I knew our children needed to learn the cultural music here and I am aware that a few of our students are especially drawn to music and instruments.  But we have few funds and even fewer resources (contacts for teachers).

Then last week, after church a musician from the choir followed me to my car.  Gerome asked me if I was interested in bringing music to our students.  Really?  Oh yes!  Really!  Gerome plays at the Dagara Music Center – a world famous group who tour throughout the U.S., Europe and Africa.

Gerome teaching how to play the rattle

Gerome teaching how to play the rattle

He just returned from the U.S. (John F. Kennedy Music Center in N.Y.) and he is bringing his talents to Joy2theWorld International Christian Academy!

The children are learning how to play drums (tones, rhythms, beat) and they are playing a joyful noise!  All the children are able to play some instrument (either the drums, rattles or bells).

I still believe that God listens to my promises (and prayers!) and helps us every day!  Some ask how we can continue to build on so little…it is because of generous sponsors and donors who keep us alive and growing.

Maybe some day, one of our own will be playing at the Kennedy Music Center too!

Abigail is smiling!  So happy to learn the rattle

Abigail is smiling! So happy to learn the rattle

KG2 drums

KG2 drums

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