This past Tuesday we had a very special assembly. A group of travelling university students from South Africa came to our school to share some of the songs, dance, music, and culture of their country.
Their country is a long way away from Connecticut!
Here is a video showing one of the songs they sang for us:
They taught us a little bit about the different tribes, languages, and traditions of their country.
Here is a link to a Time For Kids webpage about South Africa to learn more about this fascinating country.
We had lots of questions about the performance and the country of South Africa after the assembly.
These are just a few of the things we were wondering; What is a tribe? What special foods do they eat during holidays or celebrations? What kind of houses do people live in? How many languages are spoken in South Africa? Do they wear the traditional clothes all the time, or just special times? and, How did they learn the songs and dances?
We would love for anyone from South Africa to help us find the answers to some of these questions!
Thank you so much for the amazing performance!
(The group is giving a free concert this Saturday, October 6th in Old Lyme! Here is The flyer about the concert.)