The project will introduce young people (10-24yrs) to some Latin American instruments (Claves & Bongo) as well as learning relevant Latin American dances and songs. They will eventually perform and dance to entertain the public at various community halls, as part of a multi-day event on/around the Jubilee weekend.
The project will promote cultural awareness, skills development and understanding among the young. This will encourage effective communication among families. It will also entertain and bring relaxation from stress for both participants and audience; a perfect rendezvous for both young and old; satisfying relevant Government health and well-being objectives.
The bulk of the time shall be spent teaching the young people to play selected musical instruments, particularly the Bongo and the Claves.
The young people will also learn to dance various dance and choreography moves from the different countries in Central America and the Caribbean. These are Cha Cha Cha and salsa from Cuba; Cumbria, a typical Honduran dance moves as well as those of El Salvador, Panama, and Colombia.
During the presentations audience and the public shall have the opportunity to know the geographical location, language, and culture of these Latin American countries as well.
We will be partnering with groups and churches from across the local communities to organise three Performances in the year: March/April 2022; June 2022 and August 2022. By this we hope to bring together a cross session of the community to be entertained and educated with music and dance, poem and recitals. During the presentations audience and the public shall have the opportunity to know the geographical location, language, and culture of these Latin American countries as well.