In this interactive lecture demonstration, students will explore the diversity of Latin America through authentic voices, dances, and music of the region. In their journey they will meet and learn from artists and educators originally from Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. The performers will share geography and interesting facts then demonstrate examples of the music and dance from a variety of Latin American countries. Students will explore the unique rhythms through traditional music, then learn how to find those same rhythms in modern, popular music. Artists will illustrate the cultural and bio-diversity as seen in the wide array of food, clothing, animals, and languages of the region. The duration and goals of the performance are customized to meet the needs of the school. The performance is available in both English and Spanish, or a combination of both.
Use this link to view a video excerpt from this program: http://commotionnc.org/for-kids/
Led by Artistic Director Andre Avila from Bogota, Colombia, ComMotion’s teaching artists hail from countries across Latin America and have many years of experience sharing their cultures through their diverse music and dance. ComMotion has led programs for over 25,000 people of all ages and abilities around the world. Programs are adaptable to nearly any space, and can be taught in English and Spanish. Virtual programs utilize green screen technology to create an immersive learning experience. Our partners include schools across North Carolina, The Kennedy Center, and the US State Department. We are the recipient of the 2023 North Carolina Peace Prize from the NC Peace Corp Association. The prize honors a community-based, nonprofit organization whose work reflects the values of public awareness, education, cross-cultural understanding and community service.