New World Music Gumbo

New World Connection

New World Music Gumbo


 The music of the Americas is a rich stew mixed from African rhythms and European melody and harmony.  This program demonstrates how musical elements from different sources and peoples have blended together to form a new world musical language.


Students will hear the common elements uniting music of Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, and the United States with Africa and Europe.


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


Grade Levels: 3,4,5,6,7,8

Fees: $484 for 1 performance; $729 for 2 or more performances on the same day / The break between performances must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 250

Availability: Monday & Tuesdays

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Requirements: Four chairs and four music stands. Teachers must be present at all times during performance.

Standards: 4.2 4.2 Knows major physical and human features of places as they are represented on maps and globes.13.1 13.1 Identifies (by genre or style) music from various historical periods and cultures.13.2 13.2 Knows that music consists of several elements.13.6 13.6 Understands how the elements of music are used in various genres and cultures.

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