Village Rhythms

Together We Celebrate Life!

Schools, Summer Camps and Libraries

Onye's school and camp programs for children have earned him a McDonald's Foundation Recognition Award for Children's Programs. He creates a safe and sensitive environment using drumming, percussion, dance, masks, costumes and traditional storytelling to build self-confidence, support strong value systems, and improve physical grace and motor skills. Students, teachers and staff all join in the activities. Onye encourages participation, spontaneity and creativity in an atmosphere of fun and acceptance. Teacher study guides can be provided in advance.

Onye also offers an Arts-in-Education program of classroom visits which follow a large assembly. He brings his cultural experience into the academic environment and inspires the children with the great potential of learning. Workshops can be tailored for developmentally challenged, visually and /or hearing impaired students. Onye's work with children has been featured on NBC and regional school cultural programs since 1984.

Short video of presentation highlights filmed at Evergreen Elementary School in Rohnert Park, California conveying how this program would benefit students and schools across the country, particularly in inner-city, special interest institutions and other disadvantaged areas.

Interactive School Assemblies K-8

African Village Celebration
Program Type: Performance
Grades: K-8

Onye’s philosophy emphasizes sound values, respect for others, and the “celebration of life.” Onye’s assembly positively affected more students and faulty than any other performer we have had here. J. Ross Thayer, Dir. of Student Activities, R. L. Stevenson, Pebble Beach, California.

African Drums and Rhythms– New!
Program Type: Performance
Grade: 4-8


Growing Up in the Village
Program Type: Performance
Grades: K-8

"We look forward to you returning to our school in the future for sure. Here is some of what I told them about you. We were very impressed, best show we have gotten from Lov so far. Our school loved you. Your show was Great. Very entertaining and high energy. Everyone loved it. The kids were still humming, chanting and clapping at the end of the school day. Teachers, staff and parents that were there enjoyed it too. It was awesome! We look forward to your return next year Onye!"
Sincerely, Gina Shelley and the Blacow Bobcats

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Contact Onye to bring his motivational assembly to your school: 707-528-4458.

Two-page full-color Educational Programs Brochure

School Program Flyer



African Village Celebration!