African, Caribbean, or Brazilian Music

Bird Fleming (Master Teaching Artist) (Lighton Prize) [ view artist bio ]

African, Caribbean, or Brazilian Music


Bird Fleming is a professional percussionist and Director of the Traditional Music Society.  He has designed workshops to enrich each of his performances.  Students learn about the role of music in various cultures  (African, Brazilian, or Caribbean).  A variety of instruments are brought for students to play.


Suitable for a maximum of 15 students for African music, or a maximum of 25 students for Caribbean or Brazilian music.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at



Grade Levels: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,High School

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 15 for African music; 25 for Caribbean or Brazilian

Availability: Mornings

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: African, Brazilian, or Caribbean Music_TPG

Requirements: 25 students/participants maximum; Choose one culture: African, Brazilian, or Caribbean; Set up includes one chair per student/participant placed in a semi-circle, one chair for the artist in the center of the semi-circle facing the students/participants; one 4ft-6ft table placed behind the artist's chair for instruments.

Standards: 1.1 1.1 Knows how a culture's art works and artifacts reflect its values and beliefs.6.12 6.12 Listens and responds to a variety of media (e.g., books, music, videos).7.3 7.3 Engages in active listening.13.1 & 13.6

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