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Artist Visits North


Brandon L. Summers

Charles Ahovissi, African Culture Connection, joins students in performing on African drums. The students were divided into four sections to create a single rhythm.

Charles Ahovissi of African Culture Connection, based in Omaha, visited North Elementary last week. A native of The Republic of Benin, Africa, he taught the third and fourth graders not just drumming and dance, but their importance in the lives of another culture.

Returning to North Elementary, Ahovissi described his experience as "great," saying he "learned a lot" from the students.

"This is the first time they are doing this type of dance and drumming. For them, it's something new and I feel special," he said. "They welcomed me well, and I feel like I made a big difference in their lives....

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