Story Session Focus:
Storytelling with Mbira
-Topics of Discussion-
Earth Preservation and Folk Traditions
Recycling vs. Upcycling
Creating with Mbira
-music and art-
Breathing and Focus Movement
Imaginative Call and Response Sing Along
Upcycled Art Presentation
CANIMALS! IN THE CLASSROOM
MBIRA+VOICE+MOVEMENT =THE ART OF STORYTELLING
MUSIC & ART ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMING
TWIZA MAN TEACHES AWESOME
Join us on the adventures of Twiza Man and His Cans! We will learn all about the Giraffe Man and his Canimals! story while discovering how we can save the planet through Up-Cycling, one CAN at a time!
Our Feature Story
Rhythm, Reason, Rhyme…It’s Storytellin Time!
WE ARE CANIMALS! IN THE CLASSROOM...
Grassroots cultural preservationists, musicians, writers, teachers and performers honoring the ancient tradition of storytelling. Our original and traditional folk stories are told over the captivating rhythms of Mbira, a traditional African thumb piano indigenous to Zimbabwe.
Baba Masani plays mbira, Mama Rose sings songs, tells stories, and encourages movement. We seek to share our gifts with the world by offering our Mbira+Voice+Movement=The Art of Storytelling sessions. We teach through the telling of stories that are culturally rich and imaginatively relevant to the hearts and minds of our future leaders. We engage students through the use of sound and movement to bring our stories to life. Our goal is to awaken the inner storyteller that resides in us all.
Canimals! in the Classroom focuses on conservation awareness and explains the practice of recycling and up-cycling with students. Our hope is to inspire our youth to use their imagination to create their own processes of resource and waste conservation that is fun and helpful to saving our planet!