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New Orleans

Classes offered

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1. Congo Square

2. Buddy Bolden

3. Jelly Roll Morton

4. Paul Barbarin 

5. Louis Armstrong

6. Danny Barker

7. Sidney Bechet

8. Alvin Batiste

9. Fats Domino

10. Walter Payton

11.  Ellis Marsalis

12. The Neville Brothers

13. Dirty Dozen Brass Band

14. The Meters

15. The Rhythm Section

16. The Horn Section

17. The Piano

18. The Trumpet

19. The Trombone

20. The Saxophone

21. The Bass

22. The Voice

23. Basic Rhythm  

1.Djembe Coloring

2. Buddy Bolden

3. Jelly Roll Morton

4. Paper Drum

5. Paper Trumpet

6. Paper Guitar

7. Sidney Bechet

8. Alvin Batiste

9. Fats Domino

10. Walter Payton

11. The Rhythm Section

12. The Horn Section

13. The Band

14. The Piano

15. The Saxophone

16. The Band

Congo Square

Djembe Coloring Page

Overview

 

Students will be able to:

  • By the end of the lesson, students will be able to locate New Orleans and Congo Square on a map.

  • Students will be able to recognize a djembe drum.

  • Students will be able to perform simple African dances that were performed in Congo Square.

  • Using their hands to clap, feet to stomp, or other objects such as pencils/pens to tap along with video, students will be able to demonstrate simple rhythms that were used in Congo Square.

Keywords/Vocabulary:

  • Rhythm/groove

  • Congo Square

  • New Orleans

  • Dance

Required Materials/Technology:

  • Tablet, Smartphone, Laptop/Computer/, or Smart TV

  • Printer

  • Crayons/Colored Pencils/Markers

  • Internet 

  • Room is set up with enough space for students to dance, and furniture is moved to the side as needed.

Engage

Introduction:

  • Start the class with a game, song or dance that reminds the kids of the previous lesson.

  • Host reviews previous class materials

  • Host explains that Congo square is the first stop of many on our journey through New Orleans music and history

  • Create a song to introduce and help the kids remember what Congo square is and why it’s important

 

Build Knowledge:

  • Demonstrate and name Djembe

  • Explain the origin of the djembe drum

  • Demonstrate a traditional African dance

  • Explain why dance was important to African culture and Congo Square

  • Ask questions to assure students understand the concepts

  • Explain the musical timeline from Congo Square to Buddy Bolden

 

Apply

  • Students will be asked to sing and clap rhythms presented in this class

  • Students will be asked to dance in this class

  • Students will be asked to identify a Djembe 

  • Students will be asked to identify the style of dance in this class

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