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Rhonda Benin: Workshops and Special Programs

INTERACTIVE MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

 

THE VOICE, THE HANDS, THE FEET Vocals, Movement, Rhythm

A musical workshop using our first instrument the voice, adding multilayed rhythms with the addition of the feet, handclaps and hand percussions.  Participants will be led in a series of multicultural chants, and/or children’s play songs all taught in the oral tradition of call and response.  Students will be introduced to 7 hand percussions, Djembe, Shakere, Clave, Assorted Shakers, Tambourine, Guido and The Cabasa.

 TWIST AND SHOUT – Dance Concert

A fun filled dance concert celebrating soul songs of the 50’s 60’s and 70’s with accompanying dances.  Song and dances called The Twist, The Jerk, The Hully Gully, The Locomotion,  The Harlem Shuffle,, The Funky Chicken, etc. are celebrated with vocalist Rhonda Benin and her band Soulful Strut.  Rhonda moves and grooves from the stage with professional dancers on the floor getting the party started. Soul Train line of course and a few Line Dances.  Fun for all Ages, with a little bit of musical education thrown in! ALL AGES

 THERE IS A MESSAGE IN THE MUSIC - Vocals

Looking through the lens of soul music for the continued messages of hope, freedom, love, joy and peace this workshop will highlight the work of the most prolific Black songwriters of 70’s SOUL MESSAGE MUSIC;  Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Ashford and Simpson, Sly Stone, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. 7-12, Adults

 

THEMED SHOWS

 "LOVE LETTERS MAKE ME MISTY BLUE"

 "AIN’T NO JAZZ WITHOUT THE BLUES"

"JUST LIKE A WOMAN"