Students at Ellington School learn about African culture

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The sound of drums filled the hallways of Ellington School in Quincy on Thursday.

That's because students learned more about African culture.

Students sat in a circle where they were taught how to play African-style hand drums.

Fonziba Koster received in-depth training while studying in Africa.

She says no one teaches music like her.

"They get a real interactive musical experience which gives them a taste of what it’s like to be in an African drum band. This builds team building, self-confidence, creativity, it also allows them to get rid of a lot of their pent up frustrations," said Koster.

Thursday’s program was funded by grant money from the Illinois Arts Council and Arts Quincy.

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