Raleigh County teacher drums up interest in Black History Month

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BRADLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) A Raleigh County elementary school teacher is drumming up interest in Black History month.

The students at Bradley Elem. School got a crash course Thursday, February 7, on African drumming from the World Percussion Ensemble at Liberty High School.

Music teacher Andrea Sullivan used the lessons as an opportunity to help prepare students for a performance of the Lion King in the Spring.

“The kids absolutely love touching the drums and getting the rhythm. It’s really a hands on opportunity.”

She called the experience not just a lesson in music but life.

“I teach kids how to culturally relate to the world and how things going on in the world relate to us — showing them that there are similarities right here in West Virginia.”

The performance of the Lion King will happen during Bradley’s Annual Night of the Arts. That’s happening on Tuesday, January 29, from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Annie Moore

Annie Moore

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