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2023-2024 57th Season

Kattam and Tam-Tams' Rhythms of West Africa

Rhythms of West Africa, June-July

Summer Virtual Field Trip: June 5 - July 31

Available June 5 - July 31

Kattam and His Tam-Tams’ Rhythms of West Africa

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. Are your students ready for the challenges Kattam will share?

Rhythms of West Africa virtual includes:

  • Students will learn to play percussion rhythms and learn a dance with Kattam as they watch the videos
  • Every video includes a challenge – a percussion phrase or a dance that viewers learn to perform.

Recommended Grades: 1-5

Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Dance, Music, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies, Geography, 21st Century Skills

Program Length: 4 videos, 48 minutes total

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