These offerings inspire the creative capacities in students that affect cognitive, social, and emotional development, thus enhancing their ability to make meaningful contributions to society. Students are inspired and experience success at every step in the learning process. There are no failures.
Curriculum tie-ins: SS, H, M, LA, SI, FA
Multiple intelligences: V/L, L/M, IA, IR, M/R, B/K, N
Global/ African Polyrhythmic Music This residency introduces the four major categories of musical instruments. Students make instruments and perform as an ensemble. Through songs and rhythms, they learn about geography and cultures of African countries. This residency fulfills national and state music standards. Grade levels 4-12
Arithmetic and Rhythm Sticks Baba uses songs, rhythm patterns and movement to teach counting, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, patterns, data collecting, and making predictions. Grade levels K-6
Storytelling/ Literacy The first step to literacy is listening to stories. By dramatizing African and African American folktales, students are inspired to read, write and develop vocabulary. Grade levels K-6
Solar Drummer Students learn to create instrumental and vocal music that is recorded and replayed on a CD player powered by a solar panel that they assemble and operate. This residency integrates the science of photovoltaic energy with global music. Grade levels 6-12