WORKSHOPS / EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

 

 

 

 

Assembly: A Musical Journey Through Latin America (all ages, 45-60 minutes)
This program offers an overview of Latin American music and cultures, illustrating how three main cultural groups - Native American, Spanish, and West African - blended to make Latin American music what it is today.  The program is adapted in fun ways to all ages and includes the demonstration of several instruments and vocal styles. Very interactive.

Music/Theater Workshop: Kibungo, The Beast of The Brazilian Rainforest (35 minutes-2 hours)
In this workshop, participants will learn about Kibungo, a legendary beast from the Brazilian rain forest who is outsmarted by all other rain forest animals when Kibungo tries to eat them. Although this interactive, high-energy, instructive musical theater program can simply be enjoyed by young children and their families and teachers for its own sake, it is a perfect vehicle for enhancing awareness of some of the causes of rainforest destruction, and, in a fable-like fashion, this folk tale teaches how the use of one's intelligence can overcome physical limitations. This program can be adapted to informal settings such as school gyms or classrooms, as well as to large, fully equipped stages. Rainforest slides can be shown as well, for which a screen and LCD projector needs to be supplied.

Assembly: Cowboys of the Americas (all ages, 35-60 minutes)
Students are engaged in a fun and educational program that combines music, geography, and visuals to answer the following questions: What makes a cowboy a cowboy? Where did cowboys come from? What do cowboys do? What is America? What is Latin America? Where in the Americas do cowboys live and work? As the students take in this multi-disciplinary program and participate in music-making, they learn about the relationship between Latin America and the U.S.A., and about what different cultures throughout the Americas have in common.'

 

Workshop: Making and Playing South American Panpipes (1-2 hours, 10 years and up.)

Participants will be taught how to make panpipes out of ordinary hardware supplies, and will be taught 2 traditional, South American tunes. Playing Latin American panpipes and rhythms requires teamwork, cooperation, attentive listening, and focused participation, all of which are critical life skills. While teaching about the cultural diversity within Latin America, these musical exercises also illustrate how people may perceive and understand the same situation differently. This workshop fits well into the following curricular areas: music, world cultures, social studies, and diversity awareness. Materials must be provided if host wishes to keep the panpipes ($75-$150 for 35-60 students). Otherwise, instructors can provide panpipes for students to borrow.


Workshop: How to play Latin American Percussion Instruments (1-2 hours, middle school and up)
Hands-on classes on playing congas, bongos, timbales, maracas, güiro, etc. For large groups, some of the instruments need to be supplied. The rhythmic exercises in this workshop are adapted to the age and skill level of each group, with the aim of producing a coherent-sounding percussion base for a song performed by voice and/or guitar.
    

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                              

A Musical Journey Through Latin America (45-60 minutes)
This program offers an overview of Latin American music and cultures, illustrating how three main cultural groups - Native American, Spanish, and West African - blended to make Latin American music what it is today.  The program is adapted in fun ways to all ages and includes the demonstration of several instruments and vocal styles. Very interactive.

Workshop: Making and Playing South American Panpipes (1-2 hours)

Participants will be taught how to make panpipes out of ordinary hardware supplies, and will be taught 2 traditional, South American tunes. Playing Latin American panpipes and rhythms requires teamwork, cooperation, attentive listening, and focused participation, all of which are critical life skills. While teaching about the cultural diversity within Latin America, these musical exercises also illustrate how people may perceive and understand the same situation differently. This workshop fits well into the following curricular areas: music, world cultures, social studies, and diversity awareness. Materials must be provided if host wishes to keep the panpipes ($75-$150 for 35-60 students). Otherwise, instructors can provide panpipes for students to borrow.


Workshop: Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian Music - Origins and Development (1-2 hours)
Explores the origins of what is known today as "Latin Music," from its birthplace in Africa to today's hybrid rhythms.

Workshop: How to play Latin American Percussion Instruments (1-3 hours)
Hands-on classes on playing congas, bongos, timbales, maracas, güiro, etc. For large groups, some of the instruments need to be supplied.


Workshop on Diversity: What Meets The Eye (45-60 minutes)
This workshop illustrates how to dispel the assumptions we make about others, and it provides ideas on how to address diversity issues in schools, on campuses, and in communities.

Mixed up About Microphones, Monitors, And Mixers? (60-90 minutes)
Learn the basics of running any sound equipment! Many programming/activities board members inherit the task of setting up and running sound for their events without any prior training. This workshops explains the components of sound systems, how to hook them up, and how to run them properly.
     

 

Workshop: Adding Latin Percussion to the School Jazz Ensemble (1-3 hours)
Answers the following questions: what instruments should I add to a particular piece of music? What style of Latin music should I use to enhance it? Should I add any Latin percussion sounds to a particular piece of music?

Workshop on Diversity: What Meets The Eye (45-60 minutes)
This workshop illustrates how to dispel the assumptions we make about others, and it provides ideas on how to address diversity issues in schools, on campuses, and in communities.

Workshop: New Teaching Ideas / Music As A Teaching Tool (2-6 hours)
Music is a fun and powerful tool for teaching many different subjects, such as history, social studies, and physics, and for teaching concepts such as cross-cultural understanding and cooperation. Music is one of the fundamental expressions of any culture, and as a result it provides information about the customs and traditions, the humor, the geographical and natural environment, the history, and the regional variations of a language. This workshop includes lectures, musical performances, hands-on activities, discussion groups, and the exploration of Calle Sur’s educational CD-Rom, “Latin America Music And Culture Kit.”

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TEACHERS AND PROFES-SIONALS

Calle Sur offers a variety of workshops and clinics designed for amateur and professional audiences, ranging from school to university level.  Panamanian Edgar East and Colombian Karin Stein, Calle Sur's lead singers, are fully bilingual musicians and educators. Both have ample experience teaching and lecturing, easily transitioning between Kindergarten classes and college lectures while instantly adapting the content of the material to each age group and proficiency level. Ed and Karin bridge cultures with ease, bringing increased enjoyment and understanding of Latin cultures to all audiences and age groups.vels.  

TEACHERS: We recommend you acquire our Latin America Music And Culture Kit CD-Rom (www.latinculturekit.com) prior to our visit.  Please contact us to find out what to prepare.

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