Siora Workshops:

"On behalf of the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, I am pleased to commend you on the fantastic workshop performances you gave during the 2000 Westmoreland Festival weekend. Your efforts to provide quality, informative and educational activities are applauded."
Lonna D. Simmons,
Educational Coordinator
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

It has been a true pleasure introducing your talented group to the Northampton Middle School. The students were enthralled with your workshop and performance."
Clelia Sheppard, President & Executive Director Arts Enter Cape Charles, VA

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Workshops and Residencies:

Latin American Rhythms Workshop

Students will enjoy this interactive learning experience of Latin American sounds and rhythms!
Three fundamental rhythms will be explored: African 6/8, Afro-Cuban clave and Brazilian samba.

Section one is a multi-layered audience call and response performance utilizing compound rhythmic structures.

In section two members of SIORA demonstrate the instrumental roles in Afro-cuban clave.

In section three audience members join SIORA in a samba Batucada (Brazilian percussion ensemble) augmented by a carnival dance lesson.

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