Congo Kids Drumming School
Where: Donald Harrison Sr. Museum / Guardians Institute
1930 Independence, New Orleans, LA 70117
When: Saturdays - September 22, 29 - October 6,13 | 2018
Time: 3:00-4:30PM
Performance: Tuesday, October 16, 5:00-7:00PM
Participants: Open to youth ages 5-10
Directed by Cherice Harrison-Nelson
Queen, Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society and Co-Founder Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame
Each drum instructor will prepare students to perform one selection to be played at Night-Out-Against-Crime. Drummer will play lead and students will accompany.
 
9/22  Andrew Wiseman | Traditional West African Drum Rhythms
9/29  Kerry Vessel, Brian Nelson | New Orleans Indian Funk + Traditional Mardi Gras Indian Drumming (Tambourine) and Chants
10/6  Wendi Moore-O'Neal of Jaliyah Consulting | Freedom Singing using voice and body percussion (hands and feet)
10/13 All Drummers + Aaron Washington | Rehearsal
10/16 Tuesday Night Performance at National Night Out Against Crime (details TBA)
 

PROGRAMS PAST

The Positive Vibrations Foundation introduced Congo Kids in 2013. The Congo Kids collective's mission is to engage young people with living musical masters and share the rhythmic heritage of New Orleans. Through this program, the Positive Vibrations Foundation hosts African Drumming Workshops for kids and African Drum Care Workshops for all ages with partners such as Upturn Arts, the Congo Square Preservation Society, and Cherice Harrison-Nelson.

Congo Kids Rhythms & Heritage Workshop with Pirate's Choice, November 2015

 
Positive Vibrations Foundation and People United for Armstrong Park were pleased to announce the debut of the Congo Kids Stage at Jazz in the Park in Spring 2014.
 
Thursdays April 17-June 5 | Louis Armstrong Park | 4-8pm | 901 N Rampart Street NOLA
(scroll down for full schedule)
Empowering our communities through music.

    Congo Kids Stage Jazz in The Park 2014 Armstrong Park Schedule

 

Congo Kids was held each Thursday during Jazz in The Park Spring 2014. The Congo Square Preservation Society led a Drum Circle plus Dance Workshop and then a Second Line to the Congo Kids Stage.

 

The lineup was as follows:

April 17  4:00 p.m. - Congo Square Preservation Society Drum & Dance Workshop

            5:00 p.m. - Dancing Man 504 Youth Dance

            5:45 p.m. - Neisha Ruffins

 

 

April 24 4:00 p.m. - Congo Square Preservation Society Drum & Dance Workshop

            5:00 p.m. - Rejected Youth Nation with Omari Neville

 

 

May 1    4:00 p.m. - Congo Square Preservation Society Drum & Dance Workshop           

           5:45 p.m. - John Michael Bradford

 

 

May 8    4:00 p.m. - Congo Square Preservation Society Drum & Dance Workshop

            4:40 p.m. - Red Wolf Brass Band 

            5:15 p.m. - Hope Stone Kids presents Marissa Joseph - Zydeco Dance Workshop

            5:45 p.m. - BLACK with Wes "quad" Anderson IV

 

 

May 15   4:00 p.m. - Congo Square Preservation Society Drum & Dance Workshop

            4:40 p.m. - 21st Century Brass Band

            5:15 p.m. - Big Chief David Montana with the young keepers of the flame

                          joined by Treme Brass Band co-founder Uncle Benny Jones, Sr.

            5:45 p.m. - Apple Tree with Peter Varnado

 

 

May 22  4:00 p.m. - Congo Square Preservation Society Drum & Dance Workshop

            4:40 p.m. - One Sound Brass Band

            5:15 p.m. - Hope Stone Kids presents Kids Performance and Workshop by Dana Reed

            5:45 p.m. - Jeffery Miller Quintet featuring Dominic Minix

 

CANCELED DUE TO EXPECTED RAIN - RESCHEDULED DATE TBA

May 29  4:00 p.m. - Congo Square Preservation Society Drum & Dance Workshop

            4:40 p.m. - Brass Band TBA

            5:00 p.m. - NolaMix Youth DJ Expo

            5:45 p.m. - David Diongue Quintet

 

 

June 5   4:00 p.m - Congo Square Preservation Society Drum & Dance Workshop

           4:40 p.m. - One Sound Brass Band

           5:15 p.m. - Hope Stone Kids presents: Seguenon Kone and Marissa Joseph African Drumming and Dance

           5:45 p.m. - Lil Glenn + Backatown with Glen Hall III

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