Wongai! Rhythms of West Africa, Brazil & the Caribbean - Bamidele Dancers & Drummers - Young Audiences of MA


Wongai! Rhythms of West Africa, Brazil & the Caribbean

Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Dance|Music|Early Childhood|Exploring Cultures
Grade Level: Pre K - 12
Scheduling Request

Discover celebratory West African dances and their adaptations in Brazilian and Caribbean cultures, set to the rhythms of African drumming in an interactive performance that is guaranteed to bring all ages to their feet. This program features authentic costumes and instruments and can be adapted to include narration on African art, culture, and history.

Program available in person, live online, or as a pre recorded video including one virtual artist visit.

Length: 45 Minutes
Audience Limit: 250
Curriculum Connection: West African/Caribbean Dance, Music, Folklore, History

Single Performance: $800
Additional Performances: $640
Travel: $100 per day
Video Program (one week access+ one virtual artist visit): $600
Additional Artist Visit (30 min): $150
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Live Online

School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artists co-hosts. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to spotlight artist video, facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performers as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts ensemble.


School has access to the video for one week unless otherwise stated in contract. Do not distribute video link outside of the agreed upon parties. Please introduce the artists as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts ensemble.



  • 1 reserved parking space
  • 1 armless chair
  • Microphone (if available)
  • Water for 3 performers (if performing more than once)
  • Please provide a school representative to introduce the ensemble at the beginning of each performance.
  • Performance Space: 20’ by 20’ clean wooden floor (swept and wet-mopped)

Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes

Strike time: 10 minutes

Time needed between performances: 15 minutes

Teacher participation is appreciated.

Please introduce the performers as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts ensemble.

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Visiting artist, in-person availability April 2024. This program is available online year-round.