Learn music while having fun with your children through movement and sound! Join Mason Academy Parents (MAP), our parent/family group, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a special interactive workshop exclusively open to Academy families and their friends, Thursday, October 3, 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts. The event is free. Families who are interested in attending the workshop should sign up HERE.
The all-female quartet LADAMA will kick off the workshop with one traditional song performance and dive into their educational programming. Participants will learn lyrics, rhythm, and movement to a set of songs by singing, dancing, and playing together. Each song will include one of four things for the audience to do while performing along including dance movement; lyrics in Spanish, English or Portuguese; rhythm games; and body percussion. Performance will feature one song from each band member’s home country including United States, Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela.
LADAMA is a Latin Alternative quartet that is made up of four musicians with different backgrounds. The four women uniquely blend their music with seamlessly shifting instrumentation among bandola llanera (a mandolin relative), guitar, voice, and various percussion instruments. Their music includes genres from electric to acoustic in Spanish, English, and Portuguese and blends South American and Caribbean styles such as cumbia, coco, maracatu, onda nueva and joropo with soul, R&B, and pop.
The LADAMA concert will be held on Friday, October 4, 8 p.m. at Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The admission is $25 per person. Academy families in the reserved MAP seating area will receive a special rate of $10 per person. For discounted tickets, contact the Academy office at 703-993-9889 to receive the coupon code. To reserve your tickets, contact 703-993-8600, speak to a staff at the Center for the Arts ticket office, or visit: http://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/ladam.