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Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots organization and Bridges of Peace and Hope presented "Joining Hands Around the World," an evening of world music, dance and stories, on Nov. 13, 2010, in Ives Concert Hall. The event featured Thula Sizwe, a 10-man Zulu song and dance group from South Africa; Ghanaian drummer Kofi Donkor; international drum and dance ensemble Sankofa; and singer-songwriter and peace educator John Farrell. Local elementary school students also performed. The event included presentation of the 2010 Bridges of Peace and Hope Heroes Award to Pamela Rogalin, a teacher at Whisconier Middle School in Brookfield.

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Ghanaian drummer Kofi Donkor performs.

Singer-songwriter John Farrell at the microphone.

Danbury elementary school students join Farrell onstage for a group song.