Way Cool For School : Washington Elementary

Yesterday we brought AFRICA IN THE OZARKS to students at Washington Elementary in Fayetteville.  What a BLAST!!

We owe big kudos to Principal Ashley Garcia and ADVENTURE SUBARU for providing the funding, the willingness, and the legwork to bring our fantastic African arts to the kids.  And big thanks also go out to our greatly esteemed friends at the ARKANSAS ARTS COUNCIL, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts, for providing matching funds to put this program together.

Arts in schools – what a crucial great thing.

Please, readers, use your imagination to supply the sound and the movement.  These kids were way too much fun.

Here’s Angelo and kids.  Giving it up!

Angelo and Jean-Claude.  Your attention please!

The beautiful kids.  And – mama Padma.  By Angelo’s left elbow.

The kids and Jenny.

Everybody to the right!  Says Jean-Claude!

Future members of the AFRIQUE AYA DANCE COMPANY.  Future stars of AFRICA IN THE OZARKS.  Stars period!!  Right now!

Hubble photo courtesy European Space Agency

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