Uhuru (the Kiswahili word for “freedom”) is a series of creative movement classes featuring a combination of song, dance, and play – designed to ignite children’s creative voices and nurture their freedom of expression. Olatunji is proud to continue Jamie Philbert’s signature pedagogy and help build a foundation for a life-long creative practice. This is a lively class for toddlers who are comfortable on their feet, featuring games, interactive stories, and dance, drum, and song sequences.
This is an adult participation class. Parent or guardian participation is required.
Olatunji is a Brooklyn-born percussionist, visual artist, and educator. With a focus on West African and Afro-Caribbean drumming, Olatunji uses rhythm as a learning tool, integrating traditional drumming and early childhood education. Olatunji’s love for the art has brought him to stages, class rooms, and communities around the world. He can presently be heard drumming with Ghanaian drum orchestra Akoko Nate and Ropeadope recording artist Underground System.
For more information, please visit www.nory.co/class/uhuru