Richard HillProgram: How do drums talk? What is "call and response?" How has Africa influenced American music? In hands-on drumming and dance workshops using authentic drums, bells, rattles, and balafones from Africa and the Caribbean, Richard answers those questions. Richard teaches songs, dance steps, and rhythms from Ghana, Nigeria, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and Brazil. Students also learn swing and salsa dance and discover their African roots firsthand. Richard also employs his broadcast experience, teaching students to produce a multi-disciplinary youth radio "magazine."
Requirements: Open space.
Audience: All ages
Fees: Residencies: $550 - $775; High School Radio Road Show: $3,000. Negotiable.
Contact Information: Richard Hill
New Haven, CT