Akoma Arts

Akoma Arts

Akoma Arts formed in 2011 is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization under the fiscal sponsorship of The San Jose Multicultural Artist Guild (SJMAG), provides a wide array of Musical and Artist services in the South Bay related to African Drumming and community service is at the core of our mission and

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Akoma Arts African (Interactive) Drum and Dance and the H.E.A.R. Program

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Program description

West African (Interactive) Drumming and Dance Performance We perform over 35 culturally based school assemblies and cultural events per year, with the intent of connecting and bringing together communities by introducing Drum, Dance and Songs of the African Diaspora. Our primary audience being our local K-12th Grade student community and we also provide Professional Development to Teachers and

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Program Detail

Program type: Performance, Professional Development, Residency (including camps), Student Showcase Opportunities, Workshops & Classes
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Music, Storytelling, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: African, Multicultural
Subject: Fine Arts, Social Studies
Population served: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Bilingual: No
 Available dates:

We are available year round and need to schedule performances or workshops 30 days in advance. Residencies also need 30-45 days advance notice.

 Available times:

8:15am – 7pm

Length of program: 30-60 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Classrooms to Gymnasium indoors or playground space for outdoor performances. Minimum of one (2-3 preferred) microphone with sound reinforcement. Monitor speaker, if available.

Location(s):

Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz Counties.

Fees / Ticketing:

Negotiable

Educator Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

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References

Mrs. Tamara Alvarado Executive Director of the School of Arts and Culture (SoAC) @ MHP Phone: 408.239.6129 Email: Tamara@schoolofartsandculture.org

Demone Carter Executive Director of Future Arts Now Phone: 408.396.6757 Email: demone.carter@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations are requested to be made seven (7) days prior to the event date.

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