Artists & Workshops / George Fiawoo

Art forms

Storytelling, Dance, Percussion

What he does

  • West African dance workshops
  • West African drumming workshops/ performances
  • West African storytelling with music
  • Workshops / performances

Who for

  • Early Years, Primary, and Secondary Schools
  • Youth and Community groups
  • In Service Training
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Residencies
  • Training Events and Conferences
  • Festivals and Events

Feedback

"It was a brilliant and entrancing occasion enjoyed by everyone. I feel the children gained a great deal from this, both musically and in terms of multicultural education."

J Barnes (head teacher), St Peter's Methodist School, Canterbury.

Biography

George Fiawoo is a dancer, musician and accomplished storyteller. A well-known face on the culturally diverse arts scene, George has performed several times on television, including ITV's GMTV, BBC1's Blue Peter with his dance troupe Jazira and the BBC game show, Generation Game. George has also helped to successfully launch a number of acclaimed Western African bands.

As part of his educational work over the past thirty years, George has led In Service Training and workshop sessions at the Commonwealth Institute for six years. He was also one of the core artists for Oxfam's Millennium On-The-Line project, has run extensive training programmes for VSO and performed alongside fellow storyteller turned TV producer Floella Benjamin. George now specialises in workshops teaching West African percussion, dance, drama and storytelling.