Baba Bomani's k-2 assembly is a solo interactive Hip Hop performance, featuring music videos, multi-media presentations, call and response, as well as rhythmic movement with the audience. Students will rap along to original, professionally released music by Baba Bomani. Baba Bomani also tells the story of Frederick Douglass, as well as the story of the evolution of American music starting with the continent of Africa, moving on to Scott Joplin and ragtime music of the 1920's, then culminating in today's hip hop music.
This upbeat and active multi-media assembly explores the fun process of hip hop song writing while comparing the art form to the practical skill of essay writing. Using positive music videos and song lyrics, Bomani introduces students to his special "Bomani Armah wRiting System" (B.A.R.S), and they are encouraged to find and create art that reflects their lives and aspirations. Baba Bomani also tells the story of Frederick Douglass, as well as the story of the evolution of American music starting with the continent of Africa, moving on to Scott Joplin and ragtime music of the 1920's, then culminating in today's hip hop music. Positive, motivating, and challenging!
In-person • Virtual (Live Streaming)
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Price & Info
Assembly Price: $725
Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $950
Travel Fee: $75 per day (virtual and on-demand programs are not charged for travel)
Audience Limit: 250
Program Length: 45 min.
Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
American History Month
Arts Appreciation Month
Black History Month
I Love to Read Month
Music in the Schools Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week
National Poetry Month
Youth Arts Month
Dance & Movement
Language Arts Literacy
Visual & Performing Arts
Artist needs sound, a mic, and a projector that he can plug a computer into along with a projection screen.