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In Natick, Musician Shares Passion for African Drumming

In Natick, Musician Shares Passion for African Drumming

Zachariah Combs likes to perform for an audience, especially one made up of children or teens. But he doesn’t like the kind that sits silently at attention, listening to his music and holding their applause until the end of the piece. “African drum music is not meant...
Ancient NTomo Mask

Ancient NTomo Mask

A N’tomo mask is said to be the most ancient.  They appear as a human face with four to ten projections which, regardless of their actual number, are said to represent the eight primordial seeds made by God to create the universe. The specific number of spikes or...
Heritage School Get Taste of West African Culture

Heritage School Get Taste of West African Culture

“Do you have spider webs in your basement? Ask any Heritage School student why some West African musicians value those sticky filaments, and you may learn that webs resonate sound in the hollowed gourds of a balafon. The second-, third- and fourth-graders recently...

Florence Sawyer School

The Crocodile River Music African Drumming programming on October 9th was amazing! We have had a number of enrichment offerings at our school over the past several years, but this one stood out from many previous presentations. The students, staff, and parents were...

HERITAGE SCHOOL

Words cannot express the overwhelming feeling of excitement that was in the air during your presentation of Trinidad 2 Timbuktu at Heritage School. Your performance was the “piece de resistance” of a month long curriculum unit of African culture that...

Heritage School Testimonial

I cannot begin to thank you enough for the amazing day that y ou, and y our staff/ Crocodile Rive r Mus ic provide d for our stude nts he re at He r itage School in Nove mbe r. It was not only we ll– re ce ive d, but your pe rformance and the gor ge ous Afr ican...

Memorial Early Childhood Center

We cannot thank you enough for the great experiences you have provided for our preschoolers and kindergarten students here in Middleborough. The enriching program is being heralded as one of the best programs we have seen in a long time. Your dance instruction with...

Newton Public Schools

This past fall, Crocodile River Music (African Arts in Education) performed Trinidad 2 Timbuktu for approximately 8,500 grade and middle school students as part of Newton Public Schools Creative Arts & Sciences’ Concert Series tour. Nationally-recognized...

Peaslee School

I want to thank you and Issa for the engaging and educational drumming workshops for Grades 4-5 you taught back in November. You were both informative and relaxed with the kids while teaching rhythms and techniques. They had a great time! You clearly touched on...

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