Percussionist, Beverly Botsford, blends music, movement, spoken word and stories in a high energy, interactive performance, celebrating the gift of listening and the science of sound. Students will learn about sound and vibration as drums of Africa and Latin America dance with world percussion and wacky home-made instruments in this "Vibration Celebration," exploring wavelength, volume, pitch and other scientific sound phenomenon. This program is highly "edutaining" and interactive with call and response rhythms, body percussion and voice. It integrates music with science, social studies and language arts. Students will know how sounds are made by using a variety of instruments and sound makers and that sound is produced by vibrating objects. They will know that the pitch can be changed by altering the size and shape of instruments. They will understand music and drumming in relation culture and history and will have a deeper understanding of rhythm and pattern across the curriculum.
Beverly Botsford is a cross-cultural percussionist, blending music, movement, and spoken word in solo and ensemble presentations. Embracing drumming traditions of Africa, Cuba, South America and her native North Carolina, Beverly weaves colorful rhythmic tapestries with her infinite array of collected and homemade instruments. Her decades of experience include work with the African American Dance Ensemble, American Dance Festival, as well as sharing passion for rhythm and culture in hundreds of school and community residencies, performances and workshops. The language of rhythm is universal and Beverly brings decades of global experience, touring with Grammy nominated, jazz vocalist, Nnenna Freelon in major venues around the world.