The Beast: Hip Hop/Jazz Band and Educators
Beautifully rebellious and refreshingly original, The Beast is one of the most imaginative bands to emerge from North Carolina’s burgeoning music scene. The Durham-based quartet fearlessly navigates worlds of hip hop and jazz with compelling lyrics, progressive compositions and a gripping live
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Sankofa: African American Music from Spirituals to Hip Hop
In “SANKOFA: African American Music from Spirituals to Hip Hop” students will learn elements of Storytelling, Improvisation and Call and Response in American Music. A brilliant mix of TedTalk-style interactive lecture with an exciting live band, SANKOFA educates and entertains. Students will learn about the oral tradition through the West African storyteller/poet known as the Griot; explore coded... View more
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The Beast performs year round. Please contact us to discuss a specific date!
Performances can be given any time of day
We bring all of our own equpiment, including a PA and microphones. 8 Bottled Waters are requested
Your school, auditorium, theater, etc.
$1400 for 2 shows at the same location, if we can book another performance in the Charlotte area the same day. Please contact us to find out which dates we will already be in Charlotte, in order to help reduce the cost of your fee.
$2000 for 2 shows at the same location, if only at 1 school that day.
SL3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Music goal 8.02 – Identify ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are related to those of music.
Music goal 9.03 – Compare across several cultures of the world and in history, the functions of music, roles of musicians, and conditions under which music is typically performed.
K.MR.1.2 Recognize contrasts in music, such as high/low pitch, loud/soft dynamics, fast/slow tempo, and same/different sections of music.
K.CR.1.2 Recognize the relationships between music and concepts from other areas.
1.CR.1.1 Recognize how music is used in customs and traditions of various cultures.
References for The Beast:
Manager, Creative Arts in Public & Private Schools
Durham Arts Council
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County
110 S. Blount St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Executive Director, Movement of Youth
2530 Meridian Parkway
Durham, NC 27713
The Beast will perform rain or shine. Please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to a scheduled performance if there are changes in the date, time or location.