The rhythms reflect the culture of traditional societies originating from the West African region. The music is drawn from ceremonial and celebratory movements and rhythms that vary among different groups. Within exploring the various musical ceremonies, the students will come to understand the importance of the community and individual responsibility within the communal setting. The rhythmical traditions will also include the teaching of the importance of agriculture and the great emphasis given to the harvest period. Each individual class session includes beginner's drum technique, historical relevance and group rhythmic conversations.
Great entertainment. Easy to work with. Very talented group. Would highly recommend. Everyone in the group enjoyed it. Would definitely have them back for another function.
Response from Global Rhythms:
Janet. From the Global Rhythms artist. We would like to Thank you for this review and your hospitality. We enjoyed this corporate event just as much as we hope your guest did. Best of luck to you and your company endeavors. Safe travels. Your amazing!
We had Global Rhythms play at a high-profile assembly at the school where I work, and they were absolutely the best part of the show! We will certainly invite them again. The students said they really enjoyed them!
Response from Global Rhythms:
Thank you Lindsay. We would be happy to join your school again!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect Traditional African music melodies and Chants.
Rolando Howard was born in Brooklyn, NY with roots in Panama and West Africa. He began studying music at the age of seven under the late Joan Richardson with The World Ensemble. Over the last 20+ years he has mastered
various instruments and performed in countless venues along the east coast as a freelance musician. He plays the bass guitar, trumpet, piano, trap set, tuba, Balafone, and all instruments that make the family of the Djembe orchestra.
Rolando Howard has collaborated with many groups and organizations in the Washington DC area, New York, Richmond VA, Durham NC, Atlanta GA, and Orlando FL metropolitan areas. This includes studying under and accompanying Master Drummer of Guinea West Africa Mamadouba "mito" Camara, and Griot Master Balafonist Aboubacar Camara. He also has performed and taught with Babatunde Olatunji of Nigeria, Elegba Folklore Society, Ezibu Muntu African Dance & Cultural Foundation, Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble, Tallahassee Community College African Drum and Dance Ensemble, just to name a few. He is currently instructing an on-going class at Elegba Folklore Society. In the fall of 2008 he began as the musical director for TCC African Drum & Dance Ensemble. His latest project is the Healing Drums Project with the city of Fort Collins.
Additional Booking Notes
Please provide private dressing room with refreshment.
Past Booked Events
|June 27, 2017 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
|March 23, 2017 • 9:00am - 11:00am||Cultural Event|
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