Middle School

Senegalese Drummer Visits Eighth Grade French Class

Madame Friborg's grade 8 French class had a special visit on Tuesday, November 19 from Malick Ngom, a Sabar drummer from Sénégal. Ngom is from a griot family in Sénégal and has been playing drums all his life, inheriting a centuries-long tradition of drumming and dance as central to daily life. He was a dynamic presenter who inspired the whole class. An associate of fourth grade parent Dan Cantor, Ngom discussed his cultural background, played the drums for the class, and even got students and faculty on their feet dancing.