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Francis Kofi has been teaching Farmington elementary students African drumming skills and traditions for a few years now.

But last week, he did something even better. He brought them 12 new, authentic drums from Ghana.

Here's how it works. Kofi has a dance company called Hayor Bibimma Dance Co. The group's purpose is to share and teach African culture, all the while keeping the heritage alive among the members.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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