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Students at Prairie Trail Have Got the Beat!

ANKENY, Iowa (May 20, 2016) - The Prairie Trail Elementary PTO sponsored a week-long African drumming guest artist in residency.  All kindergarten through fifth grade students experienced, learned, and explored playing the African drums during their music classes under the direction of Fonziba Koster.
Fonziba provided each student with an authentic, West African, jembe hand-drum. Students were thrilled to play the drums and discover how much fun it is to make music the “tribal way.”  
Fonziba has been teaching and performing on African hand drums since 1995. She has conducted over 500 African drumming programs in schools, libraries, museums and churches throughout the Midwest.  For more information, please visit her website​.