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AFRICAN CULTURE

Official supported, the very first recognized in Asian region!
Team members form Ghana Oulamii Sooj African Drum and Dance Academy, real African culture experience!

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Honorably, Centre of National Culture, the official organization in Ghana, Africa, has approved Active Concept as the very first cultural organization in Asian region.

Thanks to the Centre of National Culture, Active Concept is assisted in many ways to import African drums (Djembe) as well as other musical instruments from Ghana. We also have professional performers to lead all our programmes under the African culture series. We will also invite guest tutors form Africa to hold workshops in Hong Kong regularly. We are to ensure that all the participants are fully absorbed into the African culture!




African Culture Series
Percussion Ensemble
Folk Dance
Musical Instrument Sale
Craft Making
Folk Costume
Life Experience

Oulamii Sooj African Drum and Dance Academy


A. Background and Experience --- Oulamii Sooj African Drum and Dance Academy
Active Concept cooperates with the famous performance group, Oulamii Sooj African Drum and Dance Academy from Ghana, Africa. We have invited its chef performer as well as his subordinated to be our instructors, who are responsible for programmes relating African music, dance and cultural experiences.

B. Features
In recent years, Oulamii Sooj African Drum and Dance Academy come all the way to Hong Kong to present its own unique performing style. The use of musical instruments and body parts, the powerful dances as well as the beautiful songs presents a special visual and sensational experience to the audiences. Every move expresses the unique cultural significance; it is more than simply an entertainment.

Simon Kwame HORKUChief Instructor & Master Drummer
Samuel Kwashie HORKUDrummer & Dancer

John Mawukwenya HORKUDrummer


C. Participating Organizations
With the increasing attention paid on African dance and music in Asian region, hundreds of people have been participated in our programmers conducted by instructors from Oulamii Sooj African Drum and Dance Academy. Today, our participants include kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, educational organizations, NGOS, social and religious organizations, commercial organizations and so on.

D. Principals
Among the many African musical instruction, Djembe is one of the best well-known. We encourage participants to have a more comprehensive understanding on African music as well as its culture. Therefore, we encourage participants to try different musical instruments, songs and dances, to create an integrated performance!

E. Benefits
  • Personal Growth
    To develop interpersonal skills of cooperation, and enhance self-confidence
     
  • Musical Strength
    To enhance the sense of rhythm, as well as eye-hand coordination
     
  • Emotional Management
    To relieve daily tension and enhance problem-solving skills
     

F. Teaching and Learning Process

  • Foundation Level
    Handling the basic skills of playing djembe
     
  • Intermediate Level
    Integrating with other music instruments
     
  • Performance Level
    Learning how to perform with African music
     

G. Musical Instruments


The majority of African music relies heavily on the playing of drums. It is also characterized by an intense rhythmic playing style.
Foundation Level
Djembe
It is the most popular drum in West Africa. This skin-covered hand drum produces a remarkably flexible range of tones. Today, the Djembe is gaining significant popularity throughout the world as a great addition to drumming circles, rituals, gatherings or to play alone.

Our Djembes are truly hand-made, imported from Ghana, Africa. They are made by very talented African drummers in the traditional methods.
Djun Djun
They are drums for more advance level. It combines a set of high, middle and low tones of drums, to express the tuning function. They look and sound wonderful, and produce great performances with Djembes.

Intermediate / Performance Level
 

Professional Djembe

Ewe set

Atsimevu

Fontomfrom

Xylophone 15keys

Brekeke drum

Hausa dondo
(Talking Drum)

Atumpani

Accessories
 

Ashakai (Shaker)

Aslato, Gakpavi, Banana Bell


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