KSU African Ensemble Adds Cultural Experience

Circle the Globe from Miller South
Posted on 02/22/2019
Image of Circle the Globe From Miller South(Courtesy Akron.com/West Side Leader)

Kent State University’s African Ensemble visited Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts for a performance assembly Feb. 8.

The visit was part of Miller South’s theme for 2018-19, Circle the Globe, which educates students about various cultures, according to school officials.

Image of Circle the Globe From Miller South

The African Ensemble’s performance included traditional and modern drumming, dancing and songs from various cultural groups in Africa and its diaspora. Shown above are members of the African Ensemble with some Miller South students.

Image of Circle the Globe From Miller South

The performance at Miller South also included Ampe, a children’s game from Ghana. Fourth-grader Jay’Keese Burton, shown above right, at left, listens to ensemble member Jay Natarajan explain how Ampe is played.

School officials said during the second part of the assembly, the audience learned about the Gumboot dance.
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