South African Dancers Share Culture and Hope
The Kliptown Youth Project (KYP) dancing troupe visited Concordia for a full day of traditional South African singing, dancing, and culture sharing. Each Concordia elementary school class had a chance to meet with the dancers individually to learn more about the group’s purpose as well as join in on some great dancing and music.
KYP’s founder, Thulani Madondo, was named by CNN as one of their 2012 ‘Heroes’ of everyday people changing the world, as KYP helps youth of Kilptown, SA rise out of poverty.
“I liked the gumboot dancers because they taught us how to dance. It was cool that they made their own music with their boots, hands and their drum.” - Bella, Grade 3