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 Adaptation: Marilyn and Sekou perform a live version of the program via virtual conferencing, complete with dance, drumming, cultural contexts, and audience Q & A.
Audience Limit: 250 (in-person)
Curriculum Connection: West African/Caribbean Dance, Music, Folklore, History
Remote Single (Live): $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
1 reserved parking space
1 armless chair
Microphone (if available)
Water for 3 performers (if performing more than once)
Please provide a school representative to introduce the ensemble at the beginning of each performance.
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.