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Kattam and His Tam-Tams: Rhythms of West Africa

May15, 2021 | 12:00

Streaming Feb. 15 - May 15, 2021

Kattam and his Tam-Tams
Created by Kattam Laraki-Cote, Montreal, Quebec

Join percussionist Kattam Laraki-Côté on a West African adventure! Discover the culture of West Africa through drumming, singing, and dancing. Experience the language and rhythms of the Krin, Djembe, and Gongoma and learn how these instruments shaped and express regional culture. Are your students ready for the challenges Kattam will share? Note: Dance requires an arms-length of space in each direction, drumming and rhythm activities can be enjoyed with everyday objects.

To the sound of the n’goni, balafon, djembe, naffar, derbouka and dhol, percussionist Kattam invites you to discover Africa, the Middle East and India through rhythm, song and dance! From African rap and desert dance to trance Sufi rhythm and Bollywood dance, Kattam never fails to entertain his audience. Accompanied by his monkey, Takoum, join Kattam on an incredible multicultural adventure!

Learning Connections

Recommended for students in grades K-6
Performance: 60 minutes, no intermission
Music, Dance, Social Studies, Geography, Culture and Diversity, Sequence and Recall,
Coordination, Spatial Awareness.

Supplemental Downloads for Parents & Educators:

Lesson Guide 
Lesson Plan 1 
Lesson Plan 2 
Lesson Plan 3 
Teacher's Guide to LIVE show 

Map with text

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Our offices remain closed, however, our staff is working remotely. We are here to assist with any login questions/issues. Please email your questions to with the Subject Line: Rhythms of West Africa and a staff member will assist you during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm).


  • FREE Virtual Performance: $0


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