Students packed the Northeast Campus cafeteria this morning to watch their peers perform a West African tale and an African Folk Dance in celebration of Black History Month. Teachers and parents were also in attendance.
The Kids Theater Company presented "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears," by Verna Aardema. This short story describes how a tall tale sets off a string of mishaps through the grapevine of the jungle - from a mosquito to an iguana to a python to an owl. It is a West African folktale about the consequences of lying to other people and how they affect others. (Video)
The show was followed by an African dance performed by our third- through fifth-grade girls. (Video)
Another performance was set for this afternoon.
Educators talk about "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears" and African Folk Dance (Video)