Music & Drama
The ability of music and drama to break down communication barriers is never underestimated. Students from both sides take part in a range of music and drama activities and projects sharing culture and traditions.
Singing & Dancing
In Cumbria we learn lots of the Tanzanian songs and dances and teach the Tanzanians some of ours. Throughout the exchange we do lots of singing and dancing for lots of different people. Everyone can enjoy getting involved and the primary schools always love to watch and listen, then learn and join in. Our biggest show is the Whitehaven carnival, where the group adorned in multiple Kangas and march along with the parade. Check out some of our music and videos in the gallery.
At the end of every exchange we also have an AfroCeilidh, which is always a fun evening of music and dance. It is also a great fundraiser for the link and everyone is welcome. Check out the calendar to see when the next one is coming up.
We have using drama projects in which Tanzanian and Cumbrian students work together to tell a story or explore an issue. This is again a great way to explore, share and compare cultures and also helps with language skills. The group then perform their shows to local primary and secondary schools sharing their ideas and having fun.