by Wharton K-8 Dual Language Academy Third/Fourth Graders
Students from Wharton K-8 Dual Language Academy shared a drumming session directly outside the Gregory School. The percussion session was led by Christina Gerard from KoumanKele African Dance & Drum Ensemble.
This recording was captured by filmmaker Yunuen Perez Verti.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
KoumanKele African Dance & Drum Ensemble is a performance troupe that presents traditional West, South, and Congolese African Dance and culture.
Wharton K-8 Dual Language Academy Third Grade Percussionists have been learning drumming rhythms on their campus with Cristina Gerard through a MECA-after-school program. Wharton K-8 is located 10 blocks west of Freedmen’s Town.
Yunuen Perez Vertti is a documentary filmmaker who has worked with many non-profits around Houston. She has been working with VBB for the past three years and has documented VBB productions and created documentaries about the organization.