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Drumming to the Beat of Black History

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In celebration of Black History Month, students at Dodd were treated to an inspiring drum performance by African percussion ensemble Sewa Folee.

Dressed in cultural garb, the four-member ensemble performed the soulful music of Guinea and Mali in West Africa for the seventh- and eighth-graders. The group, whose name means “Joyful Music” in the Malinke language, performed with precision and passion as the students watched in amazement. Sewa Folee was formed by Dr. John Ward, who teaches African Drumming at SUNY Old Westbury.

Sewa Folee’s performance served to bring culture and history to life for Dodd students in the heart of Black History Month.