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Farai introduces you to the djembe and talks about its historical importance to the Mali Empire. For more on music and dancing, visit artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

Learn a West African welcome song with “Fanga Alafia” which means “Welcome, peace, good will to you!” Also included in this lesson pak is a student article on Liberia, a recorded pronunciation guide for the Yoruba lyrics, and guided instructions on how to improvise a percussion accompaniment. Use this welcome song for the beginning of the school year, or to welcome guests to your classroom or school.

Zimbolé - African Folk Song all over the World (HD) Music for A week could be African Folk music, and we could learn the motions for this one.