â€œYour performance was outstanding! You taught, you entertained,Â and you involved our students.â€
– AG, Special Day Class Teacher, San Mateo, California
“You covered terminology we use in the classroom study of Ghana, Mali, Songhai, – you also got our students to participate … history came alive!”
– SN, Teacher, Mountain View, California
Sharing Africa is a fun, colorful, high energy and interactive presentation of Africa, its people and their way of life. The program features Oriki’s seasoned dancers, drummers and storytellers and takes students and teachers on a journey across the African continent invoking familiar stories and vocabulary.
Sharing Africa can be presented as a one-time assembly presentation or over a period of time as a sequential music and dance appreciation program for pre-K through 12 grade. At the end of the sequential program, the class puts on a colorful showcase in African costumes.
Through Sharing Africa, we expose students to world cultures different from their own in a fun and interactive way, therefore, sowing the seeds for a future generation of citizens that can appreciate and celebrate the richness of our diversity. Some teachers use Orikiâ€™s Sharing Africa program as an introduction to their curriculum on Africa particularly in middle schools. Another strength of our Sharing Africa program is our ability to adapt it to non-traditional school settings, like youth centers, group homes, juvenile halls, community agencies, churches, etc.