Preview: African Music Night at The Grand Theatre

Blackpool’s Grand Theatre welcomes back Wedzi and the World Muzik Makers from South Africa for another fantastic African Music Night with the drum-beating, ground-shaking Batanai Marimba band. Pupils from local schools will also be performing alongside the African band on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November at 7:00pm.

Get ready for the return of the upbeat cultural celebration that is African Music Night! Pupils from local schools will be joining the Batanai Marimba Band on the Grand Theatre’s stage for a night of performance that you won’t forget!

World Muzik Makers is a non profit, cultural arts-in-education organisation that uses the arts to stimulate awareness and understanding of different African cultures, through workshops, performances and project work. The organisation consists of experienced artists, teachers and musicians who use music, dance and theatre as educational tools. Pupils will be learning new languages, making new costumes, singing new songs and dancing to new influences.

African Music Night is tailored to meet the needs of the participants and aims to provide an all round learning experience that helps to create positive attitudes, images, respect and above all have fun!

Using a variety of traditional instruments such as the marimba (large wooden xylophones), the mbira, the hosho (traditional gourd shakers) and the ngoma (drums), they promote understanding, develop skills in a variety of audiences, and communicate ideas through different rhythms, movements and other art forms.

For more information and to book your tickets for the great price of just £5 (plus processing fees) go online to www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk. You can also Like The Grand Theatre on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter: @Grand_Theatre.

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