School Workshops Available Now With Muntu Valdo

School Workshops Available Now With Muntu Valdo

– Last few Merseyside workshop bookings remaining.

– A focus on Africa through Music: connecting communities to world cultures with Cameroon artist, Muntu Valdo.

– Dates available between Monday 27th February until Friday 3rd March 2017.

For 10 years, Africa Oyé have been working closely with local schools and community centres in our outreach programme, the annual Learning and Participation project. In previous years Africa Oyé has been able to build a fantastic relationship with the community and hosted successful workshops with artists who have been from a range of countries including Haiti, Niger, Zimbabwe, Cape Verde, as well as artists which are based in the UK.

Through these workshops we try and capture children’s enthusiasm for culture whilst adding richness to the national curriculum; whether that be a topic on Africa or understanding music in a unique and personal way. Our feedback has shown that the participants feel included in the workshop and that the content is valuable to the curriculum objectives, supporting higher order thinking skills. Those who take part are able to pose their own questions and celebrate cultural diversity which teaches valuable skills which can be applied to other situations both inside and outside of a school setting.

Layout and Outcome:

During the workshop those taking part will hear about the artists journey from being a young boy from Dibombari, whose musical development has taken him to stages across the world to develop his concept of reconciliation of blues, bossa, nova, jazz, afro-cuban, soul and funk that all have their origins rooted in the heart of African music.

Muntu Valdo will teach some musical tricks and inspire those taking part so that together they can create a short piece of artwork.We encourage all participants to bring instruments with them, either ones that they are used to or ones that they would like to learn, to allow for personal development through the workshop.

Participants are able to create music with the artist which allows them to apply practical skills learnt during the workshop. The workshop aims to create a safe place for pupils to interact with musicians which will encourage creativity and appreciation for different cultures, a lesson they can take with them beyond the time we spend there and hopefully remember for years to come.

Workshops can contribute to arts award qualifications and also help achieve music and PSHE learning outcomes.

Workshop details

Morning/Afternoon workshop of 2 hours, or full days available

Maximum of 30 students per workshop

All ages, from Early Year to KS4

Africa Oye are able to discount the workshops, 

For more information or to book a workshop, please email abbey@africaoye.com


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