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We customize our programs to meet the need of various departments and organisations within colleges and universities across the country. 
 
    Multicultural Festivals
    Cultural awareness events
    African student events
    Dance Workshops
    Language Seminars
    Music Residencies etc.

LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS:  
This is a (1) hour interactive, interdisciplinary program will enhance your student's creative thinking skills as we take them on a journey from your locality to a few countries in West or South Africa. The programs present culture, language, math and history through authentic songs, folk stories, highlighting , geography, with essential drumming and dances from the countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, or South Africa. Students and teachers participate throughout the presentation with call & responses. Maximum of 350 students in a large space such as a
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WEST AFRICAN MOVEMENT & MUSIC WORKSHOPS 101: Enhance your students creative thinking skills and with an interdisciplinary movement workshop.  Structured for small groups of 60 or less, a member of Bi-Okoto will teach everyone a song, dance, various greetings, and some basic West African music rhythms that they will be able to perform.  *A small supply fee applied to cost of program.
 
CUSTOMIZED FACILITATED DRUM CIRCLES:  The Drum Circle is a multicultural experience that is customized to meet your needs - educational, spiritual or mental healing, party entertainment, or just for fun! The Drum Circle can consist of beginners to essential drumming and dances from the countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, or South Africa.  Students and teachers participate throughout the presentation with call & responses. Maximum of 350 students in a large space such as a gym/auditorium. The program concludes with questions and answers.
 
Experienced drummers of all ages and enables them to share & learn new rhythms, culture and information. It encourages people to discover their gifts & talents while appreciating those of others and to be able to look at gifts in a non-traditional way & to step out of their own comfort zones.  If the participants are more beginners... the circle becomes more instruction based with facilitator demonstrating a particular stroke/rhythm and the participants follow.  A more intermediate/advance audience of participants becomes a true "jam" session with the facilitator starting the circle with a rhythm and then each participant has their turn to lead the circle... each playing a different pattern, rhythm etc. with the facilitator starting/stopping and arranging the music.
 
RESIDENCIES and TEACHER IN-SERVICE:  Residencies are educational experiences that may consist multiple visits to a facility that has a strong interest in understanding the culture. Our residencies are interdisciplinary and introduce basic music, dance and theater skills.  We can create your residency curriculum based around your lesson plan and state/national standards or county standards.  Residencies take time to plan  if they are to be well executed and received.  Ask for details.

 
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Bi-Okoto  Cultural Institute ● 5601 Montgomery Road ● Cincinnati OH 45212
Phone: 513-221-6112 ● Fax: 330-248-0023 ● Email: bi-okoto@bi-okoto.com
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