Conscious Rhythm with Nidhi

September 2016 I didn't really come to South Africa with any plan about who I was going to study. I had one vague idea of an ensemble, but they never answered my five emails over the past year. Looking back on it, it was a blessing in disguise to basically be dropped off in an [...]

“Do you know Dr. Dre?” And other questions from South African primary school kids….oh, and them performing.

September 2016 Michelle took me to the Cavalleria Primary School in Kraiifontain today. Every Thursday, she teaches around 60 kids traditional African drumming and marimba. It takes about 30 minutes to get the school. Theres a drug house right across the street from the main entrance. Michelle said she's seen one of the older students [...]

Adventures with dogs and Michelle

September 2016 I went to Simonstown High School for the second time with Michelle and the eMzantsi group. This will be their 8th time coming to the high school working with stereotypes and the carnival bloca.  This week's stereotype lesson was called a "flower power". Each petal of the flower had two layers. (You can [...]