African rhythms at Jabulani
As part of our outreach programme, we travelled to Marlborough to visit the Jabulani Children’s Home. The aunties at the home take care of the 14 children and we felt their hard work could not go unnoticed. We did this in the best way we know how – with a dance fitness class as well as a performance.
Firstly, our instructors Tinashe and Victor gave a performance of their Sabha choreography from the Mozambiquan dance, to introduce our African Dance to the aunties. Then, it was the aunties´ turn to showcase their fitness levels. Our instructors made sure the aunties and children raised their heart rates with our TambaTamba workout. The aunties especially enjoyed that the workout was based on cultural African dance movements.
The children were especially entertained by Tinashe (TJ) who incorporated children’s songs like ‘march like a soldier’ in order to get their attention and the children loved every bit of it.
The work the Jabulani Children’s Home does is very important and we feel very privileged to have been able to give them something back.
Victor and TJ's introduction. Photo: Oda Eiken/ADW
The aunties and children are starting to get the routine. Photo: Oda Eiken/ADW