Wongai! Rhythms of West Africa, Brazil & the Caribbean
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.
Remote Adaptations: Marilyn and Sekou perform a live version of the program via virtual conferencing, complete with dance, drumming, cultural contexts, and audience Q & A. A pre-recorded version, featuring all three performers, is also available.
Audience Limit: 250 (in-person)
Curriculum Connection: West African/Caribbean Dance, Music, Folklore, History
Remote Single (Live or pre recorded): $625
Single Show: $775
Travel Fee: $100 per day
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Processing fee of $30 added to all contracts
Remote (live): 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 a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.
Remote (pre-recorded): 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 a Young Audiences of Massachusetts Ensemble.
- 1 reserved parking space
- 1 armless chair
- Microphone (if available)
- Water for 3 performers (if performing more than once)
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 a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.