Out of Africa – drumming unites different generations and cultures at CLS


Posted on February 1st, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

CLS residential care home, New Milton House, has demonstrated how the power of music can unite not only different generations, but also people from different cultures.

CLS residential care home, New Milton House, has demonstrated how the power of music can unite not only different generations, but also people from different cultures. Residents of the Cheshire home have joined forces with primary school pupils to learn how to play the African drums in a series of lively workshops arranged by African music tribe, Mbollou Music.
Funded by the Co-operative and Cheshire East Council, the special inter-generational project aimed to integrate people of different ages and ethnic backgrounds, while also promoting awareness and appreciation of traditional African tribal music and culture.
The specially assembled group of residents and pupils, with ages ranging form 7 to 95, have enjoyed weekly drumming lessons provided by Sheikh Njie of Mbollou Music. Mbollou members provided traditional African clothing for residents and pupils to wear as they practised their percussion skills, and have also taught the mixed age group th





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