Celebrating Black History Month with music

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Kids at the Hilltop Library were eager to try their hand at the djun-djun, another type of West African drum that is played with sticks instead of one’s hands. Babaaritah Clark, a performer of West African song and dance, lined up 12 djun-djun drums at the front of the room and gave kids a lesson on how to play “Funga Alafia” on the drums. This event was part of a Black History Month celebration at the library on Feb. 11. After learning the song, the dance and the drum rhythm, Clark and the kids performed together.

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