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African drummer Pascal's relaxed life in Kunming

By : InKunming | Published: 2016-May-24

Pascal plays African drum in front of a bar in Kunming. [Provided to InKunming]

Pascal teaches Chinese kids ways to play African drums at a school in Kunming. [Provided to InKunming]

[InKunming--Kunming]  "Bang, Bang bang, Bang bang bang…"sounds from an African drum ringing out when Pascal played the drum in the front of a bar in Kunming, drew many passers-by's attention.

Pascal, an African guy from the Republic of Ghana, having lived in Kunming for around 8 years, loves his relaxed life in the city very much.

"I came here for learning Chinese at the very beginning," Pascal told InKunming journalist, "but a chance encounter with a French man who was playing African drum around Green Lake Park when we met changed my experience."

Before coming to Kunming, Pascal just wished to learn Chinese language and might come back to Ghana after language lessons were finished.

However, the encounter with a French man, who had the same interest as Pascal does in playing African drums, made Pascal live in Kunming for a longer time, letting him know more Yunnan and Kunming local friends, and even marrying with a Kunming girl.

With the same interest, Pascal always went out to play African drum with the French man together after Pascal finished his day courses. They talked about playing skills, playing dynamic music works by the African drums for funs.

After the French man departed Kunming, Pascal still loved to play African drums, and did not like to give up drum playing. Therefore, Pascal invited the other four African men to join in drum playing. The five African men established a music band called "Africa Mziki".

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