Beverly Botsford is a cross-cultural percussionist and educator, blending music, movement and spoken word in solo and ensemble performances, workshops and residencies. Embracing drumming traditions of Africa, Cuba, Brazil and NC, she weaves colorful rhythmic tapestries with a fascinating array of percussion from around the world. With 30 years of professional experience, she has shared her music with more than 40,000 students and performed as a jazz artist in major venues all over the world BOOK BEVERLY BOTSFORD


GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance
“Dancing Drums”

Beverly celebrates world cultures and curriculum with music, spoken word, stories and dance- Drums of Africa, Cuba, Brazil, global percussion colors with a taste of jazz and Carolina spice. Highly interactive. Integrates culture, character and curriculum.

Max Participants: 300 students max per show, some flexibility depending on age group and space

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Special Requirements: Tech needs: PA system with at least 3 inputs and two microphones on stands, assistance with sound check, 10 folding chairs, 2 med. tables, appropriate performance space- min. size 15’ X 12’. Access and Volunteers: Artist will need to drive as close as possible to presentation site for unloading and loading; two volunteers are needed to help with equipment and setting up space.

Single Performance Fee- $625.00
Two Performances Fee- $875.00



GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Workshop
“Drum Talk” Workshop

Drums, Percussion, Music, Movement, Culture, Character, Curriculum-Weaving words and rhythms, this “hands on” drum workshop celebrates cultural connections to Africa and Latin America, building teamwork, listening, creativity, integrating social studies, ELA, literacy, Twenty First Century skills.

Max Participants: 30 students max- can be adapted to larger groups in special circumstances

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Special Requirements: A clean room large enough for students and a variety of sometimes large drums and percussion, 2 medium tables, 12 chairs, close access for loading and unloading equipment, help with unloading and set up, access to the workshop space at least 30 minutes before the session, ideally 60 minutes, The artist requests the use of additional drums and percussion from the school music room, if possible. With older middle and HS students, chairs for every participant plus 6 extra chairs with no arms.

Fee: $300.00 per hour/per class       
** Discounted pricing for multiple workshops same day/same location. Ask about workshop/performance package. NEGOTIABLE, Call CAPS office at (919) 560-2718

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Residency
“Roots and Rhythm” Residency

“Drums, Percussion, Culture, Character, Curriculum”- Weaving words and rhythms, this interactive, “hands on” musical journey celebrates cultural connections to Africa and Latin America, building teamwork, listening, creativity, integrating social studies, ELA, literacy, and Twenty First Century skills.

Max Participants: 30

Duration: Generally 45-60 minutes per session. 2-day residency minimum.

Special Requirements:
A secure space in which instruments can be set up and left overnight and to which students can come to work with the artist; two medium sized tables and 12 folding chairs, whiteboard, Singing and drumming will occur during the residency so the space should be isolated from sound sensitive classrooms, if possible. Access and Volunteers: Artist will need to drive as close as possible to presentation site for unloading and loading; two volunteers are needed to help with equipment and setting up space.

Fee: $150.00 per class/hr. *Residency length/days, number of classes AND fees are NEGOTIABLE
Fee varies. Please contact the CAPS office at (919) 560-2718 to inquire.