Over the last 20 years Mustafa Abdul-Aleem
has developed interactive arts education programs that have proven to be extremely effective in presenting the beauty of the many cultures of Africa. The program African Culture: Music, Dance & Storytelling
can be custom tailored to be age appropriate for students in elementary school, middle school, high school or college.
The tradition in Africa has called on the Djeli
(a master musician and/or master dancer) to transmit history and cultural attributes through the performing arts. These performing artists and historians utilize traditional instruments such as the Djembe drum, the Djum-Djum drum, the Balafon, the Mbira, the Berimbau and the Kora, as well as dance movement to help them deliver their message to the community. This "oral tradition" has kept alive much of the knowledge about the rich history of African cultures.
September through May.