Over in Leigh, Kámoši Junior Performing Arts Group has started their new term
In the run-up to December, the Kámoši Junior Performing Arts Group is working with different artists building on their work from the Summer term.
Arian Sadr started the new term off in September with an inspiring session using daf, tonbak, djembe, showing the group how drums make different sounds.
Children used different rhythms, thinking about the effects and how they might create story ideas. They also created visual art in response to music created by Arian.
Kámoši is now working with musician Tebu, visual artist Amanda Beck McKim together with Pat Mackela who’s sharing his skills in drumming and percussion, a filmmaker/animator, and with input from a writer, the children are creating new story material.
Visual art created with Mandy will be edited together with the audio piece to make a short animated film. The music created with Tebu will be added to work with rapper, singer-songwriter and spoken-word poet, Blue Saint, to build the children’s confidence in performance as well as the use of lyrics and sound.
All the children’s work will be shared at a public event in December.
We can’t wait to share this creativity with a live audience.
A parent says:
“The video they made was amazing and was well thought out and put together. My daughter absolutely loves Kámoši. The group has built her confidence and found a lot of enjoyment from coming to Kámoši. She’s made new friends mixing with different children – all the staff and children are friendly, helpful, and welcoming. She’s been enjoying it – she’s been learning the ukulele and cello, dancing, singing, and acting. The activities and creative packs are very relaxing and enjoyable.”
“Kámoši helps her by giving her something good to focus on as she has a lot on her mind at the moment so she needs a good distraction. She loves getting involved with groups like this and with the group being free it makes it so much easier for people who need things like this and can’t afford it.”
“Kámoši is amazing, friendly and makes people shine and build friends and confidence, and grows children’s self-esteem, too. 😊”
Kámoši is funded by Children In Need and Youth Music
Image: Shirlaine Forrest