Rhythms of West Africa
Rhythms of West Africa

TPAC’s Season for Young People

Rhythms of West Africa Arts Engagement

Rhythms of West Africa

DATE: March 21 – April 13, 2022

LOCATION: Virtual Arts Engagement

PRESENTED BY: Kattam Laraki-Côté

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FOR SCHOOL GROUPS ONLY

PRICE: $25 per classroom, up to 30 / $100 per grade level, up to 150 / $200 per school, 300 or more

RECOMMENDED GRADES: K - 3

RUN TIME: Four videos at 48 minutes total

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This virtual Arts Engagement allows multiple viewing of the segments over the three-week period listed. It is available free to schools purchasing the virtual performance, Kattam and his Tam-Tams.

DESCRIPTION

Join percussionist Kattam Laraki-Côté on a West African adventure! Discover the culture of West Africa through drumming, singing, and dancing. Experience the language and rhythms of the krin, djembe, gongoma, kashaka, n’goni, and doum doums, and learn how these instruments shaped and express regional culture. Explore the relationship between drums and dance in West African music. Students will love the rhythmic challenges Kattam will share.