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Toca Madera

Latin Music of the Americas and Beyond

Curriculum: Cultural Connections, Music, Social Studies

Toca Madera performs music of Latin America and the Caribbean, taking listeners on a journey from the mountains of Peru to the beaches of Brazil, and the streets of Cuba – sampling various music styles including Cumbia, Samba, and Huayno. The different instruments, rhythms, and melodies that contribute to the musical styles will be explored, as well as cultural connections of influence from Spain (guitar), Africa (drums/rhythms) and Native Americans (flutes). Listeners will be encouraged to interact during the performance, learning Spanish vocabulary, and singing/clapping along.

Recommended Grades: PS-12

Length: 45-60 minutes

Cost: $500 first session / $225 each additional

Max #Sessions per Day: 3