SHABUTASO!

64-0ce6328af6a95b88c5690e180cc338dc_Teli+and+koraTeli Shabu is a professional musician originally from Liberia, West Africa. Teli grew up in a family performance ensemble where art was a way of life. An alumn of the African American Dance Ensemble, Teli seeks to guide young people on the drummer’s path. Teli was awarded Best Original Music 2012 for his work on The Brothers Size by Indy Weekly Magazine and was the recipient of the Emerging Artist Award for 2013/2014. Teli currently runs the Teli Shabu African Drum Institute and is the Musical Director, and Lead Percussionist of Shabutaso and The Magic of African Rhythm. He teaches and performs for all ages from toddlers to seniors throughout North Carolina.
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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance
The Magic Calabash

The Magic Calabash is a performance of the melodic kora and balaphon, traditional storytelling instruments from Mali. These gourd instruments and their musical cousins, shekere and mbira, provide the soundtrack on a journey through West Africa’s geography, language, history, and culture. Students will sing, drum, and dance all along the way. Whether used as instruments, birdhouses, or spotted in the night sky as a traveling star; gourds are everywhere linking North Carolina to Africa and the rest of the Diaspora.

Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer): Large space away from quiet study areas, access to an electrical outlet.

Maximum Participants: 30

Duration: 40 – 60 minutes

Performance Fee:
Single Performance Fee- $937.50

Two Performances Fee- $1,438.00
*Additional musician $100.00
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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Residency
Active Rhythms Life Expanded

Engaged in hands-on activities, a high paced learning environment, and interactive explorations of instruments, students will explore, “What is rhythm?”, and discover the answer hidden within visual patterns, bodily kinesthetic rhythm, and structured music. Students become aware of how rhythm is the soundtrack of life in Africa, and can be used in our own lives because everyone has rhythm. Through the study of basic drumming techniques students will learn to play a traditional West African rhythm and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in a culminating program.

Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer): Large space away from quiet study areas, access to an electrical outlet.

Maximum Participants: 30

Duration and Maximum Classes per Day:  Typically 4-5 days with 4 classes per day

Residency Fee:
Contact the CAPS office at 919-560-2718 for pricing details, residencies are designed to meet specific needs.