Today our students sang, drummed, and danced in front of invited guests and friends at Fairhill Main, another guesthouse nearby that is also owned by Auntie Ann. They were fabulous and as far as I could tell, they had fun while performing. Natalia won the best dancer award, Nick the best drummer one, and Kaneisha the best lead singer. Mohammad, one of the SARD instructors, performed the warrior dance and he was phenomenal. Nick was the head drummer for a dance where several Cape Deaf students performed. Various guests commented on how wonderful the Davidson students were and Auntie Leti wept for she was so happy that our group successfully completed the five week SARD program despite her recent loss of vision.
The performance and SARD graduation sadly mark the end of this portion of our program. Students worked very hard and sweated copious amounts as they trained in Ghanaian music and dance for the last five weeks. I’m grateful towards the nine students who easily embraced Ghanaian music, food, and people.