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Arts Commission

A Drum and A Dream

Shannon Holland - Lead Artist

Downtown and Edgehill in districts 19 and 17

Shannon Holland has been awarded $4,000 will share the djembe traditions of West Africa with at-risk children and youth from the Edgehill neighborhood , with children and parents living at Safe Haven Family Shelter; and with folks who frequent Room In The Inn, a safe haven for homeless adults through “A Drum and A Dream.” This project targets youth who are at risk of dropping out of school and being victims or perpetrators of violence.The primary goal of the project is to bring people together in a spirit of cooperation with a culminating performance at each location. Classes will occur one afternoon per week at Edgehill Library in May and June; Monday evenings at Safe Haven Family Shelter from April 25 through June 15 with a closing performance for families and friends; and two afternoons per week at Room In The Inn from April 25 through June 15 with a culminating performance in their cafe.