Students Beat Drums for Good Cause

Hands On Africa: A Percussion Experience took over the stage at T. Earl Hinton Music Hall of MTSU’s McLean School of Music on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

The event, a benefit to raise awareness and donations for ConsciousFlowz, raised more than $2,000 and included 11 different African-themed performances.

Stephen Richardson, co-founder of ConsciousFlowz, explained the organization supports HIV/AIDS education among the youth of Cape Town, South Africa.

The middle school, high school and college students involved in the Hands On Africa event were between the ages of 10 and 25 and belonged to various local groups such as Percussion XS and XS II, MTSU Percussion Ensemble, MTSU World Percussion Ensemble and The Siegel Singers 100-member mass youth choir.

Adults and children were jamming to the fun and uplifting music that was played.

The reason for this production is to inform people about the AIDS situation in Africa. Fifty-five hundred people die from AIDS every day in Africa, and South Africa is the worst hit area.

For more information about ConsciousFlowz visit consciousflowz.org.


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