Global Citizenship Arts Collaborative at Breakthrough Magnet School

Breakthrough Magnet School, in Hartford held a Global Citizenship Arts Collaborative, Friday, in which students and teachers spent the day with Senegalese musicians and poets to learn their culture and music. At the end of the day, the school was treated to a performance by those artists, which included and invited to perform with them. The artists were brought in by the non-profit group, Arts Are Essential, out of Acton, Mass., whose goal is to give American students a first hand experience with other cultures. The schools principal, Julie Goldstein, said “Our motto is that we are a “Global School for Students of Character.” The purpose of the day was to provide our diverse student community with an authentic cultural awareness-expanding experience that enhances our understanding of humanity through the arts.”

Abdou Sarr, originally from Senegal, and now living in Mass, performs a dance during the concert to music played by Tony Vacca.

Abdou Sarr, originally from Senegal, and now living in Mass, performs a dance during the concert to music played by Tony Vacca.

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