Heartbeat of the Americas

Artist: Mary Knysh

Type: Performances / Assembly

Program Availability: In-Person

  • Mary Knysh - Heartbeat of the Americas


Heartbeat of the Americas explores the indigenous music of the Western Hemisphere. Discover how Native North American sounds synthesized with the music of Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Africa in the New World. Songs and instruments, legend and history are cast in the interplay of cultures as Mary plays cedar flute, frame and steel drums, guitar, and mandolin. Taking part in the musical celebration, the audience gains an appreciation of the cultures as well as confidence in their own inner gifts of rhythm and song.

Program options:


Please fill out this inquiry form or call 866-500-9265 for more information. (Virtual programs are not charged a travel fee.)

Price & Info


Assembly Price: $820

Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1,060

Travel Fee: $95 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



Arts Appreciation Month

International Drum Month

Music in the Schools Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

Social Studies

Visual & Performing Arts


Technical Requirements

Access to electricity; 8-ft. table; access to performance space 1 hour in advance to set up.