As you may already know, the health benefits of art and music therapy in aging and elderly
patients is an increasingly popular topic. The use of artistic therapy to activate and exercise the
creative processes in aging seniors have been proven to help with cases of dementia,
improvements in mood and emotional states, while helping to alleviate and manage pain and
discomfort as an adjunct to physical rehabilitation. All factors support a reduction in anxiety
and stress, allowing space for increased social interaction between caregivers, families, and all
Da African Village is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to fostering cultural exchange and
community development through West African arts and culture. We’ve created a oneofakind
music and movement therapy program designed for seniors, and we’d like to share our pilot
program with you!
Da African Village specializes in simple drum, light dance, and basic song instruction +
workshops derived from West Africa and designed for seniors. Our Senior Care Program
integrates unique and ancient sonic resonance, much different from commonly used mediums
of music therapy. The program is a dynamic multisensory and stimulating experience:
Audial The drum beat is similar to a heart beat, and can be felt in the body.
Physical Patients embody the music and rhythm with modest dance movements.
Visual Instructors wear traditional, brightly colored and patterned African clothes.
Verbal Patients sing songs and rhythms, making sounds similar to the drums.
Attached is our program price sheet. To speak with a member of Da African Village, or for
booking arrangements, please contact our program director, Abagail Fritz,
firstname.lastname@example.org / (510)9080926
Thank you, and we hope to introduce the many healing benefits of West African traditional
music and movement to your center!
Director, Da African Village