African inspired Literature and Stories in the Oral Tradition
Under the Palm Tree exposes young students to culturally diverse Literature and introduces them to a new way of listening to stories told in the Oral Tradition.
Visual Artist and Drummer, Hamid Ayoub, accompanies Kween Kahmaria with live rhythms that catch students' attention and keeps them anticipating what is going to happen next!
Kween Kahmaria believes Art is the Answer! Having the opportunity to create art that is a relection of you and your heritage is a special gift to children of African descent and a valuable learning experience for students of diverse ethnicities and backgrounds.
Kween Kahmaria, OCT certified teacher (P/J), makes each story interactive, getting the students up and dancing, clapping and singing and learning in an African inspired way. Through rhythmic African Call-and-Answer tradition, they learn to say "hello" in different languages spoken on the contintent of Africa, and even how to count from one to ten in Swahili!
Culturally Relevant Arts and Crafts
African Dance History and culture
Welcome to UNDER THE PALM TREE.
Enjoy African and African Canadian authors through interactive Afrocentric storytelling with certified teacher/ MA. Ed candidate, Kween Kahmaria, who makes stories come alive with traditional African songs, dance, drumming, African history and culturally relevant crafts.