Body Percussion Workshop for Educators Music


Body Percussion Workshop for Educators

Artist: Grooversity
Type: Professional Development
Art Form: Music|Exploring Cultures
Grade Level: For K-12 Educators
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In this professional development program, teachers will explore the ancient expressive forms of movement and percussive sounds produced by the human body. Teachers will develop tools to incorporate basic body percussion techniques into their classrooms and will be introduced to creative concepts that can be used to perform music from Brazil and Ghana. In addition, several of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites from these countries will be explored through Virtual Reality to provide additional cultural and historical context. Workshop includes free access to copyrighted original music videos.

Unit 1 Learning Objectives
a) Learn and experience three friendly body percussion sounds
b) Learn and experience the ‘Cycle of 4 Time Steps’
d) Understand the creative possibilities of ‘Time Steps’ and ‘Body Percussion’

Unit 2 Learning Objectives
a) Learn and experience the music of Maculelê
b) Learn Maculelê choreography that involves rhythms covered in Unit 1
c) Experience the history of the Cruz Caída Monument 

Unit 3 Learning Objectives
a) Listen and respond to World Rhythms: Kpanlogo (Ghana)
b) Learn and experience Kpanlogo rhythms through movement
b) Experience the history of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site  Black Star Square (Ghana)

Additional units available upon request

Length: 90 min
Audience Limit: 30
Curriculum Connection: Music, Body Percussion, Brazilian Music, Brazilian Culture, Street/Festival Music, Geography, History

1 Session: $1,100
Additional Sessions: $880
Travel: $75 per day
Planning fee based on scope of program
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

In-person provisions:
1 reserved parking space
Enough chairs for participants
Power outlet
Extension cord
Projector and screen (if needed, they will bring their own projector)
Bottled water, or access to water
Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

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