Rubbish Storytelling

Rubbish Storytelling is a fun activity for all the family, combining litter picking with some of the skills of storytelling, with the aim of increasing awareness about littering and its effect on the environment. The activity normally takes place over three two-hour sessions as follows: Session 1:  Introduction to the Project/The Importance [...]


Culture of Indigenous America

El Condor are musicians Vladmir Cativo from El Salvador and Gary Garamendi Guzman from Peru.  They perform traditional indigenous music and songs from North and South America in English and tribal languages.  In this workshop, they explain their relationship to the natural environment with particular reference to their costumes, instruments and the stories [...]


Creating Cultural Media

In this three-hour interactive workshop, professional copywriter, radio broadcaster and PR, Geli Berg, teaches participants how to produce audio or text for different forms of media and/or social media, using heritage or cultural identity as a source of content.  Participants will learn how to identify stories, use interview skills, record good quality [...]


Learn a Palm Wine Song

This workshop comprises both performance and participation and is led by Papa Sam Alafia and Lingua Franca World Community's Creative Director, Geli Berg. Participants are introduced to a traditional song performed by Papa Sam Alafia and then taught aspects of the Krio language and to sing along.  Geli Berg then introduces some [...]


Djembe Workshops

A djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet-shaped drum which originates from West Africa and is played with bare hands.  The main purpose of the Djembe drum was to provide a means of communication between tribes. The sounds generated by this drum comprise of bass, tone, and a slap which combined create numerous variations [...]

Our Testimonials

What people say about us…

Lingua Franca are our first choice for wonderful live World Music performers for North City Library in Manchester. Geli’s great advice in matching artists to the occasion is invaluable. Lingua Franca’s artists and musicians are really varied but always professional, inclusive and educative, and they never fail to rock our events!! Our audiences are always impressed and entertained, which is why we always go back to Lingua Franca.

Alison Gill - Service Development Coordinator, The Neighbourhoods Directorate - Manchester City Council
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