Throughout November, artist Jordan Taylor Hill visited our elementary after-school programs to give drum and dance workshops to our students.
Students learned about the history and culture of West Africa, got to try out some traditional African drums, and learned some traditional African dances.
According to his website, Jordan is an artist rooted in traditional music from West Africa and the diaspora combined with today’s sounds. His early influence in songwriting and performance is coupled in a unique way meant to equally inspire and entertain. Jordan offers traditional drum and dance workshops, performances, and private lessons. The native New Yorker began his musical career tape recording radio segments and instrumentals in his headphones in middle school. Since his first trip to Senegal, West Africa in 2011, his unique style of traditional drumming and songwriting has combined to deliver a fusion of Hip-Hop, World, and all things Afro.
Thank you Jordan for spending time with our students!
Learn more about Jordan and his work on his website at https://www.jordantaylorhill.com.