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North students receive lessons in African culture

Performance includes native dance and drums


Everett Johnson

North Elementary students perform in traditional African dress on Thursday. The students studied African culture and history this week.

Throughout this week, fourth-grade students at North Elementary were taught African culture, history and choreography by Charles Ahovissi.

Ahovissi worked with the students to prepare a program that they performed for their parents on Thursday afternoon. The students, dressed in traditional African Kente cloth, performed African dances, recited various knowledge they learned throughout the week and played African drums.

"I started this program 23 years ago," Ahovissi said. "I've traveled all over the place. I teach and perform African culture through dance and drumming. The purpose of the...

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