Drumming! Drawing! Dancing! Singing! Ritmo y Muziki is a new youth education program that presents West African and Native American folklore, art and values! The word, “Ritmo,” means rhythm in Spanish while “Muziki” means music in Swahili. Jamal Moore and Yolanda Martinez are outstanding touring performers who teach about their respective cultures. Participants will form unity circles, meditate, read, and learn rhythms together while learning about Native American and West African artifacts, such as the dance stick, djembes, and other musical instruments. At the conclusion of the workshop, we’ll celebrate with a presentation of our artistry during our Youth Summer Finale on Saturday, August 11 from 1-3PM.
Special kids concert on Friday August 10 by Robert White, Baltimore School for the Arts Alumni and the first African American to receive a PHD in tuba performance.
ABOUT CREATIVE ALLIANCE TEACHING ARTIST:
Baltimore-born and raised woodwinds player, composer and Coppin State professor, Jamal Moore graduated from the California Institute for the Arts with an MFA in African-American improvisation. At CalArts he studied with the great Wadada Leo Smith and he has worked alongside Nicole Mitchell, Roscoe Mitchell, and George Duke.
Yolanda Martinez is a singer songwriter, performer, and recording artist. She is Apache, Comanche, and Inca born in Southern New Mexico. Her musical roots go back to her early childhood when she would sing acapella. Her music is influenced by her connection to nature and the natural rhythms of life and growing up in the beautiful desert of New Mexico. Yolanda's music is widely used by Award Winning Filmmaker, Ed Breeding, especially in his film, "Genius Sky," which aired on PBS.
Please download and complete the registration form below and email it to Shalanda Hansboro at email@example.com
Tuesdays & Thursdays, JUL 31 - AUG 9 | 1-3PM | One-Time Registration fee $5