For grades: Pre-school thru High School
Requirements for live visit: NA
Fees for live visit: $500- $1,500.00
Funding: For New York City public schools our vendor code is DRU550859. In addition, we are listed as an approved program in the arts-in-education directories of Nassau B.O.C.E.S., Putnam/Northern B.O.C.E.S. and the Eastern Suffolk B.O.C.E.S.
Drumsongs Productions, Inc. is a not-for-profit cultural arts organization that seeks to provide to general audiences the experiences of Africans and of Africans in the Diaspora. Our focus is to share theses experiences with family and school audiences. »
What an exciting, vibrant program... You have an infectious spirit.... Everyone had so much fun trying out your instruments... --- Mariam Lang Budin, Head of Children's Services, Chappaqua Library
Program 1 - Drumsongs with the Asase Yaa African-American Dance Theater
Drumsongs is a performance designed to be a community event. Appropiate for both adults and children, it combines a high level of audience participation with a great amount of information and entertainment. The result is a totally engaging, energizing performance that illustrates the complex way that music and dance are woven into African life. Performed by the Asase Yaa Dance, "Drumsongs" has resonates with theme of "Drum Love" emphazing unity, respect, and consideration for others.
Program 2 - Talking Drums with Mr. Kobla
Talking Drums is an informance program designed for young audiences that involves and enhances their knowledge and appreciation of African/African Diaspora music through its instruments. Utilizing lecture-demonstration and performance techniques as well as lavish appropriations of enthusiasm, this programs generates an atmosphere of excitement and musical discovery.
Drumsongs Productions, Inc. has produced programs relating to the arts and culture of the African Diaspora for over the past 20 years. Our journey through the arts has lead to us to present programs related to African dance, music, storytelling, crafts as well as more recently broadcast media. Our program goal is to share with youth and the community at large the richness of the African Diaspora legacy. It is our intent to share with both new audiences and a new generation the cultural heritage that makes up a large part of their current culture composition. It is it with a sense of purpose and urgency that we make these connections.