African Playground

Traditional Music Society (The) (Master Teaching Artist) (Lighton Prize) [ view artist bio ]

   African Playground

Engage younger students in the games, dances, and music of Senegal, Nigeria, Guinea, and Ghana as they discover the role these activities play in the everyday lives of African children. 


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Grade Levels: K,1,2

Fees: $568 for 1 performance; $864 for 2 performances on the same day / The break between performances must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 250

Availability: Fridays are best

Program Length: 50 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: African Playground TPG

Requirements: Wood floor or stage (24' x 28' preferred); dressing area; PA system with three microphones (five preferred) on boom stands; large world map (or map of Africa); area should be clean and clear of students 30 minutes before performance. Note: If a wood floor is not available, program content is adjusted for lower impact dance styles.

Standards: 1.1 1.1 Knows how a culture's art works and artifacts reflect its values and beliefs.3.1 3.1 Knows various age-appropriate cultural activities practiced in the target culture (e.g., games, songs, birthday celebrations, story telling, dramatizations, role playing).12.5 & 13.1

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