This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12.
On the heels of its critically acclaimed work, The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence, Step Afrika! introduces Drumfolk, a high-energy exploration of the drum as an instrument of community, resilience, and determination. Drumfolk is the second work by Step Afrika! that chronicles and celebrates the African-American experience in America. Grounded in extensive research and over two decades of percussive practice and investigation, Drumfolk reveals hidden histories and events that transformed American life and experience.
Connects to Illinois Learning Standards in Fine Arts, Social/Emotional Learning, and Science.
Recommended for grades 3 and up.
Performance length: 60 minutes
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