Wedzi back with a bang

African Music Nights - Blackpool Grand Theatre

African Music Nights - Blackpool Grand Theatre

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Blackpool Grand Theatre is welcoming back Wedzi and the World Muzik Makers from South Africa for another two African Music Night performances with the drum-beating, ground-shaking Batanai Marimba Band.

Pupils from various local schools will be performing with the African band on Thursday and Friday November 15 and 16 at 7pm.

World Muzik Makers is a non profit, cultural arts-in-education organisation that uses the arts to stimulate awareness and understanding of different African cultures, through workshops, performances and project work.

The organisation consists of experienced artists, teachers and musicians who use music, dance and theatre as educational tools. Pupils will be learning new languages, making new costumes, singing new songs and dancing to new influences.

African Music Night is tailored to meet the needs of the participants and aims to provide an all round learning experience that helps to create positive attitudes, images, respect and above all have fun.

Using a variety of traditional instruments such as the marimba (large wooden xylophones), the mbira, the hosho (traditional gourd shakers) and the ngoma (drums), they promote understanding, develop skills in a variety of audiences, and communicate ideas through different rhythms, movements and other art forms.

Tickets for the evenings are £5 each. Booking and transaction fees apply. Book at blackpoolgrand.co.uk or the box office on (01253) 743339.