A naming ceremony of a new baby is one of the most important rites of passage in life. In traditional African society, the naming ceremony announces the birth of a newborn, introduces the child to his or her extended family and the larger community, and above all, it confers on the child a name. The name given to a baby can have an enduring influence on their personality and upbringing.
Tired of the same old birthday party? Been racking your brains for birthday party ideas? EVERYBODY loves music and has an almost immediate attraction to the drums. Our African Dance and Drum Parties enthral kids of all ages from 3-103.
SCPA is a big hit with kids and parents alike. Most of all, we have a great connection with children and completely engage them from start to finish.
SCPA's parties involve fun drumming activities, age-appropriate games, dancing and singing to entertain the kids.
From the moment of birth, a child is connected to family, community and the ancestors. Many different ceremonies are performed to reinforce these connections, and to prepare children to become the custodians of the culture of their people.
The coming of age milestone - one of boys who become young men and girls who become young women is an important one, and can also be a difficult transition as some children are hesitant to leave childhood behind.
The Djele/Djelemuso (Storyteller) sets the mood for this very prestigious event by explaining the importance of the ritual about to take place as we prepare and celebrate these ceremonies through traditional music, song and dance.
Let us help you make your event successful in every way.