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ATUMPAN

​THE TALKING DRUMS

a 501(c)3 non profit

World Music. Folklore. Dance.

UPCOMING LIVE! EVENTS

  • Sip & Paint Fundraiser
    Sat, May 22
    Norfolk
    May 22, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Norfolk, 631 W 35th St #3103, Norfolk, VA 23508, USA
    Sip and paint with edutainment, food, and featured artists outdoors under a 20x40 tent.
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  WHAT WE DO AND WHY... 

     Corey and LaQuita Marie Staten are founders of Atumpan (The Talking Drums) Edutainment.  Corey lost his ability to see at the age of 19 due to illness.  Corey attended Old Dominion University and graduated summa cum laude.  University lectures were less interesting without being able to see video clips and power point presentations.  During his university studies, Corey and his wife (a pediatric nurse), formed Atumpan as a way to provide interactive education with Atumpan Ed! and Atumpan Live!  Interactive education includes hands on engagement for audiences with repetition and  teambuilding to create implicit learning. Later, they expanded to add a dance theatre: an academy for others to learn world music, folklore, and dance.

UPCOMING
 
ATUMPAN ED!
Extraordinary Educational Entertainment

  • Resources for Educators
  • Digital Downloads

  • Dance Theatre Classes

  • Brain Train Games

ATUMPAN LIVE!

Extraordinary Educational Entertainment

  • Original Productions

  • Touring Productions

  • Educational Venues

  • World Music, Folklore, Dance
     

PROGRAMS & FEES
  • 3 Step Booking: Send  request, Send details, send payment 

  • Themed Touring Programs for corporate team-builders, anti-bullying, STEAM-based

  • Atumpan Live! performances by the outside of Hampton Roads, out of state, and nationally

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SPECIAL PROJECTS
  • Harambe for the Holidays: annual Kwanzaa show toured throughout the year, onstage December 26
 
  • Story of Corey the Talented Blind Guy, founder of Atumpan: 3 Blind Mice Onsite story of living without the benefit of sight