Out of Africa

(In School)

Matrix Percussion Trio

Provider Type
Program Type
Audience / Populations
Integrated Curriculum
History / Social Studies

Program Scheduling Details

Max # of Participants
1 Full Assembly Room (Gym, Auditorium, etc.)
Program Duration
60 minutes
Space Requirements
Gym, theater, or cafeteria to hold students and our percussion instruments
Tech Requirements
6 folding chairs 9 music stands, if available Speaking microphone, stand, and sound system, if necessary for room size
During School Hours
During the School Year
Contact for Details
Negotiable Fee; Contact for Quote
$750.00 (Grant money may be available to fund fee. Please inquire)
Special Considerations
Room availability for 45-60 minutes for load-in and set-up of instruments
Scheduling / Booking Contact
Scot Corey
Program Activities / Description
Throughout the history of music-making, African music and musicians have had a profound impact on the development of music around the world. This program, through its use of varied African instruments and musical styles, offers a glimpse into the rich musical traditions of the cradle of civilization. From North to South and East to West, the music of the African continent comes to life in this program as the performers embrace the strong rhythmic and dynamic elements that help to define African music. Exotic instruments such as the thumb piano, gankogui, dumbek, and marimba are among those utilized in this rhythmically and texturally diverse program. Students will enjoy an opportunity to play many of the instruments used by the performers and will also have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in insightful discussion with their peers and with the performers.