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African Dance + Drum: Che Che Koolay with Sumayya E. Diop
African Dance + Drum: Che Che Koolay with Sumayya E. Diop

Teaching artist Sumayya E. Diop shares her passion for dance, drum, and song through this traditional West African call-and-response song and dance Che Che Koolay. This video, the third in the series, includes warm-up exercises for the body and voice. This lesson is great for learners of all ages, particularly youth grades K-8.

The Creative Advantage Online Arts video series is created by The Creative Advantage in collaboration with teaching artists and organizations on our Community Arts Partner Roster, Seattle Public Schools, and production partners NFFTY / The Talented Youth, NW Film Forum, and Reel Grrls Pro. The Creative Advantage is a city-wide initiative to establish equitable access to arts education for each and every public school student, made possible through a public-private partnership with Seattle Public Schools, the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the Seattle Foundation, and 100+ community arts partners and teaching artists.


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