Our ROOTS class and Baobab Youth Performers were guests at the recent All Staff meeting for the Centre for Health Promotion at the Public Health Agency of Canada. We were the finale of the day, each group performing a piece for the audience, Kpatsa and Gota. I then spoke about my research on the links between drumming and positive mental, social and physical health that I did with the students at Carleton University. The
power of drumming to engage us emotionally and connect us to each other is evident is all we do! We finished the segment with an interactive Bell Forest, wandering through the audience with quiet sounds and rhythms. Always fun when our two groups get to perform together….and even better when we get to share the important message about drumming and healthy individuals and communities!