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Performances

Through a balance of demonstration and audience participation, captivating live performances by Young Audiences artists challenge students to think creatively. Performances lasting 45 minutes entertain and engage up to 300 students in an auditorium, gymnasium or other large group setting. Young Audiences represents a roster of over 65 musicians, singers, dancers, actors, poets, storytellers and visual artists.

"Young Audiences allows Kumbuka to reach future artists and arts lovers."

- Ausettua Amor Amenkum
  Artistic Director, Kumbuka African Dance Ensemble


Performance Offerings

 

Artist: Rhythm/Soul
Self improvement, determination, problem solving, conflict resolution, and confidence will all be discussed in the skits to teach kids how to overcome different aspects of bullying.
 

Artist: OperaCréole
Opera and classical music in New Orleans and around the world has always included the contributions of people of color. It is their participation in opera, as well as the music of Africa, Spain, and Haiti that contributed to the birth of jazz. This is true for many people of African descent around the world. This history has been lost for too long! Now is the time for young people to learn about all of their history.
 

This engaging program is designed to coordinate with Black History Month.
 

Ivory Coast natives Seguenon Kone and Boubacar Cissoko provide a unique and informative program hilighting the role of the drum in African culture.
 

Explore the history of Country and Americana music through this engaging program with a focus on the roots of country and western music.
 

Marian Anderson's concert at the Lincoln Memorial sponsored by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt set America on a new path to freedom and justice. This program pays tribue to the civil rights icon who forged a path for artists in the operatic field today.
 

This program will take the audience on a trip to Africa. Students will explore the culture of the coast of West Africa through song and dance, and audience members will be selected to play an instrument or learn a traditional African dance.
 

This is a culturally rich learning experience that takes students on a tour "Across the Border" to several regions of Mexico through dance. Students will discover Mexico's unique and exciting traditions and participate in a traditional folklore dance.
 

Drums move the body and the soul. N’Kafu Traditional African Dance Company will take you on a journey to the riches continent in the world. Students will gain a clear understanding of age-old values and folklore of the African people through dance and drumming.
 

Students will be amazed at this spectacular presentation of Afro-Caribbean culture. From the drummers and dancers in traditional African dress to the larger than lie stil dancers, this program is sure to engage everyone present.
 

Our songs are our heritage! Let's keep these songs alive and part of our culture by encouraging children to experience the joy of singing! You are my Sunshine, My Darling Clementine, Yankee Doodle Dandy, America the Beautiful & more.
 

The PRC also offers two stand-alone lessons on topics that are all too often neglected in our city’s classrooms: the development of the architecture and neighborhoods of New Orleans. Architecture 101 is an interactive look into the development of the unique and distinct architectural types and styles that can be found across New Orleans.
 

Travel the world with music from around the globe.
 

Nanette Ledet and Seguenon Kone have joined forces to present a fascinating rhythmic journey that traces the origins of New Orleans msuic all the way back to West Africa.
 

Artist: Mike Artell
Award-winning children's author/illustrator and TV cartoonist shows kids how to create wonderful cartoons that will help them think more visually. Kids draw along as Mike shows them how to draw people, animals, objects, special effects and much more.
 

The Terrific Traveling Troubadours invite children to travel to different cultures around the world. These charming and beloved tales teach important life lessons while inspiring an appreciation for reading.
 

The Classical Music of India program introduces the melodic and rhythmic structures of Indian music in an entertaining yet educational format. Featuring exquisite instruments like the tabla and sitar, students are engaged with creative sound play using word and note combinations.
 

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This workshop focuses on presenting tools to aspiring poets/spoken word artists for stronger writing. Students learn how to find their own voice and rhythm in their writing.
 

Artist: Komenka
Recognized for their dynamic and colorful performances, Komenka presents dances from around the world.
 

In addition to being a field trip destination in and of itself, the PRC can also lead your class on a guided field trip of different neighborhoods, including visits to the French Quarter, Holy Cross in the Lower 9th, and the ReUse District, or design a custom trip for your class.
 
 
 
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