A Musical Journey through the Caribbean Music


A Musical Journey through the Caribbean

Artist: Manguito
Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Music|Exploring Cultures
Grade Level: K-12
Scheduling Request

Experience the joyous and incredibly influential music of the Caribbean! Manguito is an ensemble that focuses equally in both "teaching and performing" the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. In one hour, audiences are immersed into some of the most popular music styles of these marvelous islands. They learn about their culture, history, and influences, and how this music was born. The group introduces students to instruments used in Cuban "Son" and "Rumba", Puerto Rican "Bomba" and "Plena", and Dominican "Merengue" styles. Audiences get to participate as well by singing, playing some of the instruments (on-stage) and dancing.

Length: 50 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Latin American Music and Culture

Single Performance: $1,250
Additional Performances: $1,000

Travel: $100 per day

Sound equipment fee: $100
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

In person Provisions:

  • 5 reserved parking spaces
  • 5 bottles of water
  • 2 long extension cords that reach to the center of the stage area, 2 armless chairs

P/A System: When available

  • 2 Speakers [QSC, JBL,Bose]
  • 2 monitors [QSC, JBL,Bose]
  • 3 Vocal mics [Shure, Sennheiser]
  • 1 Mixer [8 channels]

If the venue does not have the required sound equipment, Manguito can bring their own for an equipment fee of $100

Performance Space:

Please organize the audience about 12 feet from performers, dividing the audience in two (leaving an aisle in-between)

Arrival time before the first performance: 45 min-1 hour

Strike time: 20 minutes

Time needed between performances: 15 minutes

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


Remote (pre recorded video):
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. Downloads are prohibited. Please introduce the performers as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts ensemble.