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New School Assembly Honors Africa

Our new show for school assemblies: AFRICA TO AMERICA – The Ananse Story honors Africa and its diaspora while showing how stories and music travel with people and adapt to new environments. It points out how many of the Br’er Rabbit stories of the American South have origins in the West African stories of Ananse the Spider, and it shows how American “roots music” owes much to the drum rhythms of Africa. It features West African drum rhythms and songs, played live on ethnic instruments. See Africa to America – The Ananse Story