Global Arts: Cultural Literacy & Heritage

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Regions: Cross Culture
Formats: Workshop, After School Program
Genres: Storytelling, Dance, Theatre
Levels: Grades 3 to 5, Grades 6 to 8

Students explore how rhythm, improvisation, body posture, and gesture are physically developed to express an idea or a story.  As a means of communication, body movement is its own language--a significant component of which is its creative expression.  Collaborations and presentations are shared and discussed throughout.


Women of the Calabash

Women of the Calabash

Women of the Calabash, founded in 1978, combines traditional instruments, vocals, and music forms with contemporary influences to perform music from Africa, the Caribbean, and black America. Under artistic director Madeleine Yayodele Nelson, Women of the Calabash uses moments during workshops and performances to teach the history and playing techniques of the various instruments used, giving context to the music they perform. Women of the Calabash shared billing with performers such as the Temptations, Richie Havens, Philip Glass, Odetta and more.