This interactive assembly program challenges students to think about how using recycled materials to make folk instruments is similar in Africa, South America, and America. Using the STEM engineering design model as a guide, Curtis Blues performs on a wide variety of instruments made out of gourds as well as “up-cycled” re-purposed materials. These examples encourage discussions with students about how responsible green practices can go far beyond just turning a discarded bottle into another bottle by recycling. We can use discarded items to create musical instruments just as people have been doing all over the world throughout history.
Audience Limit: 200
Program Length: 50 Minutes
Appropriate for Grades:
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- Grade 7
- Grade 8
Assembly Price: $725.00
Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $1,075.00
Curtis Blues is a touring artist from Arlington, VA. Please contact Michelle Newcomb, School Relationship Coordinator, at 757-961-3737 to discuss tour availability!
2018 – 2019 Tour Dates:
4/22/19 – 4/26/19 (Special Earth Day Tour!)
Ample clean, clear, swept space around performance area. Access to electricity. Loading/Unloading ramp or area to performance area or rolling access to site. One hour to one and a half hour set up and one hour break down.
What is a tour? A tour is a set number of programs (3-10) scheduled within a specific time span (2-5 days) and within a specific region. Tours are subject to change or cancellation if the minimum number of programs and/or dates are not met.
All tour pricing is subject to change based on number of programs, travel distance, hotel stays, and meals. Please contact Michelle Newcomb, School Relationship Coordinator, at 757-961-3737 if you have any questions.