Over in Leigh, Kámoši Junior Performing Arts Group started their new term and met in person.
In the run-up to December, the Kámoši Junior Performing Arts Group have been working with different artists building on all that they learned in 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 to think about the effects and how they could create story ideas. They created visual art in response to music created by Arian.
Kámoši worked with musician Tebu, visual artist Amanda Beck McKim together with Pat Mackela, who shared his skills in drumming and percussion and a filmmaker/animator. With input from a writer, the children created new story material.
Visual art created with Mandy is being edited together with the audio piece to make a short animated film. Music created with Tebu is being added to work with rapper, singer-songwriter and spoken-word poet, Blue Saint. The end result will have built 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 friends and family event in December.
The group can’t wait to share this creativity with a live audience.
A parent said:
“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 BBC Children In Need and Youth Music
Image: Shirlaine Forrest