SOUND OF DRUMS – PLINE MOUNZEO


Sound of Drums

At age 18, Mounzeo started playing music alongside his uncle Arsene Kimbembe. Mounzeo’s interest in his country’s traditional rhythm with the Ngoma drum developed quickly. Mounzeo continued to train and improve his drumming technique and began to share his talent all over Congo. He began to contribute to Kongo culture and share the melodies of his country in Benin, Togo, Mali and Burkina Faso. Mounzeo then moved to Senegal where his professional drumming and modern contemporary dance career started to take off. Travel between African and European countries and the United States inspired. BOOK SOUND OF DRUMS

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance
Bou Nzenza

This high energy music and dance performance introduces students to the Congo. The performance explores the history, music, dance and diverse people of the Congo and the connection to New Orleans and Congo Square. Students are engaged in songs, dance, and interactive call and response.

Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer):
Auditorium/Stage

Maximum Participants: 250

Duration:  60 minutes

Performance Fee:

Single Performance Fee- $500.00
Two Performances Fee- $750.00

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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Workshop
Congo and Drumming Workshop

Students will learn traditional drumming techniques of the Congo. They will learn how to create sound variety on the Djembe and Ngoma distinguishing between finger and palm drum beats. Students will learn basic rhythmic sequences and by the end of the workshop should be able to showcase the rhythms learned. The traditional meanings of several songs will be discussed as students participate. 75 minutes.

Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer): Open room with space for drums

Maximum Participants: 25

Workshop Fee: $187.50 per class/ hr.

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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Workshop
Congolese Dance

Students will learn several traditional dances of the Congo accompanied by drums. The choreography tells stories of the diversity of people and ethnic groups from North to South Congo. It is tradition, that students perform dances learned for school staff, peers and parents at the end of the workshop. 75 minutes.

Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer): Open room with space for dancing and drums

Maximum Participants: 25

Workshop Fee:
$187.50 per class/ hr.