1985, Chaskinakuy has brought its "Music of the
Andes" assembly program to over 700 schools nationwide. Performing
on more than 25 traditional wind, string and percussion instruments,
Edmond Badoux and Francy Vidal introduce students to an
ancient musical culture that, to this day, celebrates and reinforces
the bonds people share with each other, with their history, and with
the cycles of nature. Pipes of feather, flutes of bone, goatskin drums,
and a trumpet 10 feet long are just some of the instruments that capture
the sounds of the high Andes, and the imaginations of young audiences,
in this musical excursion to mountain villages in Ecuador, Peru and
fast-moving and fun, the program adapts easily to grade levels K-12
and is available both in English and in a Spanish/English format. Students
will clap, dance and play along as they expand their knowledge of Latin
American culture, history, and geography.
and Francy also offer panpipes-making workshops for teachers, families,
and students grade levels 5 and up. With simple materials and easy to
follow instructions, the workshops teach the basics of how to make and
play panpipes by oneself or with a friend. These workshops offer a unique
opportunity to foster teamwork and cooperation in the classroom and
you are a teacher or parent interested in bringing Chaskinakuy to your
school, send an e-mail to: Bookings@chaskinakuy.com.
Please indicate your name, school, location, and date(s) you wish to
schedule. If you'd like to speak in person, please include your telephone
number and indicate the best time to reach you.