(127) She “Recycles” Gourds into Sekeres and Preserves African Culture!

Along with conserving the Earth and her resources, it’s critical to preserve the beautiful traditions throughout the world, many of which are based on a respect and care for the Land.

Sekere maker, Sara ‘Fabunmi, has spent a lifetime creating beaded musical gourds that not only look lovely but preserve musical and cultural traditions so vital to the world. These links share more about Sara’s work and some sekere-related facts and fun:


Sara’s wonderful and informative site : http://www.sekere.com

The Cultural Value of The Sekere: http://wp.me/p1gB0a-2E

Color a sekere/shekere: http://www.dariamusic.com/color_Shekere.php

Hear a sekere/shekere: http://www.dariamusic.com/shekere.php

Make a real sekere – instructions from Sara Fabunmi

Kids Project – Make a recycled sekere/shekere pdf:

Make a Sticker Sekere – a great activity for young children:

Daria’s version of the South African Song: Here Come Our Mothers – with shekere: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMnd7kCSRmI

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Multicultural children’s performer DARIA has spent the last two decades performing in the US and around the world, creating music to inspire all the world’s children. Along with five national awards for her culturally diverse music, Daria’s website (www.dariamusic.com) was given a 2009 Parent’s Choice Award and offers many great resources for teachers, parents and kids of all abilities.

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