Looks at intersections of movement and rhythm across the African diaspora through polyrhythms, Brazilian capoeira, West African dance and hip-hop.
Bridge Sessions easily intersect with state standards for music education, as well as standards for many other classroom subjects. Although no advance preparation is necessary to attend, we encourage teachers to connect Bridge Sessions back to your classrooms. Please contact us if any additional information would be helpful.
West African, Latin, hip-hop
Djembe, joun joun, berimbau, repinique, agogô, surdo
Music You’ll Hear
Clave rhythms (Salsa, Bo Diddley, samba reggae, hip-hop)
Generations, geographies and cultures
- Demonstration of dances/rhythms from Western African, including campone and sorsonet
- Introduction to the instruments and movements of the Brazilian martial art capoeira
- Showing how music has evolved across the African diaspora as it has cross generations, geographies and cultures
- Looking at the influence of West African dance and drumming on hip-hop
- Community, collaboration