The Numbers Rhumba with Kathy Reid Naiman
Grades JK and SK, 150 as performance or as 1 class/session, maximum 3 sessions/day
Mathematical Processes: Representing and Communicating
Kathy accompanies students on dulcimer and guitar as they participate in familiar and not-so-familiar rhymes, finger plays and songs to enhance numeracy.
Tabla Fusion with Gurpreet Chana
Social Studies: Heritage & Identity, People & Environments
The tabla has its origins in north Indian classical music and the ancient rhythmic traditions of 5000 years ago represented by a continuum of musicians passing the music down in the oral tradition. It has become a popular percussion instrument in India and to world percussion music.
In this performance, Gurpreet introduces students to this remarkable instrument demonstrating its sophistication, tonal beauty and versatility within Indian traditional, classical and contemporary music as well as Soul, Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop and Dance Hall genres and students are invited to participate in vocalizing tabla bols and sol-ka-tu (rhythmic syllables).
Tabla Fusion Five-day workshop series available with Gurpreet Chana and Ed Hanley
Grades 4 to 8, 9 to 12 music programs | 1 class/session, maximum 3 to sessions/day | limited availability
Social Studies: Heritage & Identity, People & Environments / Math
In collaboration with the music teacher, this 5-day workshop series provides students with the opportunity to collectively create their own bols and to showcase their learning.
See IDEAS: ‘AWAKE’ and ‘Hold Up The Sky 5 year retrospective’
We Are One With the Drum with Njacko Backo
Grades 1 to 8 | 5 day residency with student showcase | 1 class/ session, maximum 2 sessions/half-day | available for morning visits only
Social Studies: Heritage & Identity, People & Environments / FSL / Math
Learn of village life in Cameroon while playing percussion instruments made from everyday objects and build a repertoire of African songs and dance steps.