Wongai! Rhythms of West Africa, Brazil & the Caribbean

Type: Performance
Art Form: Dance
Grade Level: Pre K - 12
Scheduling Request

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.

Length: 45 Minutes
Audience Limit: 250 (in-person)
Curriculum Connection: West African/Caribbean Dance, Music, Folklore, History

Remote Single (Live): $625

Single Show: $775
Back-to-Back: $1,315
Three-In-A-Row: $1,860
Four-In-A-Row: $2,400
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.
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.

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