The Global Beats workshop is all about beating out and bopping to the rhythms of the world.
But it’s also about learning how team-work and mutual support produce the best performances. Your pupils join the cast of a multicultural celebration featuring the performing arts of South Asia, the Middle East, Brazil and songs from all over the world.
They learn team work and creative thinking to produce a performance at the end of the workshop in which each participant gets the chance to sing, dance or provide the backing for other members.
How does it work?
Three specialist tutors each work with a small group of pupils on song, dance or percussion. The small groups then rotate, moving in turn to each remaining tutor. Ideally, each group of pupils learns the song, dance and percussion of a different tradition. These mini workshops touch on historical, geographical and cultural context of each style.
At the end of the day each group has a part to play, singing, dancing or backing the other groups.
This truly is a celebration of life, culture and art guaranteed to inspire and educate participants, staff and audience.
Global Beats at a glance
Number of participants:
1 full day
Understanding of percussive music, dance, song and culture of South Asian, Brazilian and Middle Eastern culture
Key Stages 2, 3 and 4
The role of the arts in cultural enrichment, Team Work, Creative Thinking, Black History Month
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