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"Assembly-Somos la Música" @ DaVinci Art School
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Assembly: "Somos la Música"

Grupo Condor provides a high-energy musical performance of traditional Latin American sounds reflecting Native American, European and African influences. Through narrative and the demonstration of a variety of instruments, students will learn about the three dominant instruments used in Andean music- stringed, wind and percussion. With their mixture of lively Afro-Latin percussion, the festive charango and the haunting five-foot panpipes, Condor's musicians perform a wide variety of rhythms on numerous instruments. Their music represents all areas of Spanish-speaking America, breaking down cultural barriers and celebrating a rich musical heritage.

Length of Program:  45-60 minutes

Ages: Appropiate for school grades K through 12, college and above.

Max. Audience: 500

Technical Specifications: 15x15 feet. We can provide our sound equipment. Please check availability when booking.

Travel Range: All over U.S.

Seasonal Availability: Year round

Affilitations:Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington since 1993, Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) since 1999, Oregon Historical Society-Folklife Program since 2001.

Hands on: Workshops and Residencies

"Ethnic Music Alive"- "Música Étnica Viva"

Students learn how ancient cultures are inspired by nature to make instruments and to create music. In this program Gerardo Calderon describes the instruments and the history of pre-Columbian instruments and  their influence in post-Columbian music of Latin America. He demonstrates instruments such as clay flutes, turtle shells, the charango, zampoñas (panflutes), and water drums and workshop participants are given an opportunity try them adn closely understand the way they work.

"Zampoña"  (Panflute)

Students  learn about one of the oldest instruments used by the native people of the Andes Mountains. They examine zampoñas made of clay, copper, gold, bamboo and condor feathers. Then craft their own zampoña out of plastic pipe and finally learn the technique to play it. In the residency format this educational progam culminates with an informal student recital.

 

"Talking with drums"- "Hablando con Tambores"

Students explore rhythm in a variety of ways while learning about the role of the Tambor de Agua/Water Drum in ancient Mexican cultures. Gerardo leads exercises to develop physical coordination and students investigate  ancient visual symbols by inventing clapping rhythms. They paint the water drums with geometric and numerical ancient symbols, then practice basic percussion techniques with Gerardo. This residency can culminate in a performance for peers or families.

Length of Programs: 

Workshop session-60 min. 

Residency: 5+ sessions of 60 min. each one.

Ages: Appropiate for school grades 2 through 12, college and above.

Max. Audience: 30

Travel Range: All over U.S.

Seasonal Availability: Year round

Affilitations:Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington since 1993, Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) since 1999, Oregon Historical Society-Folklife Program since 2001.

Last Update June 2016. Designed by GCG