As part of Black History Month the Year 8 Pupils had an incredible experience of an African drumming workshop by Tambai Promotions.
Tambai Promotions (Anna Mudeka) specialises in music and dance workshops and performances of African Music. They are led by Anna Mudeka, a renowned musician who is recognised internationally. She comes from a musical family and trained initially with her grandmother and then under professional leadership. At the age of 14 years she started dancing and worked in Zimbabwe with the likes of Thomas Mapfumo and Ephat Mujuru. After moving to the UK in 1994, Anna worked with Adzido Dance Ensemble and later established Tambai Promotions to bring African music and dance to schools, communities, and public events.
Anna’s teaching methods are outstanding, and she is able to communicate with people of all ages and abilities. She has worked extensively over the past 20 years performing and teaching African culture across the UK, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Croatia, Holland and Zimbabwe. She has a wealth of knowledge and passion for her Zimbabwean roots. She is a proud cultural Ambassador for African Arts and Culture and her contribution to African arts having been recognized as winner of Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and the CEO Magazine Arts and Entertainment.
Our Year 8 pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learning about African Arts and Culture!