Alex Weiss & Different Drum

Music, Literary, World Languages

  • Hay Street

Service Description

Alex Weiss is a multi-instrumentalist, world traveler, music educator and storyteller who has been performing professionally since 1970. Alex’s versatility on trumpet, hand drums and recorders are enhanced by his knowledge and love of African & Latin music, as well as jazz, blues and American folk traditions. Assembly Performance: Alex Weiss & Different Drum Ensemble (3-12) Lively, educational performances with 3-piece ensemble that bridges African and contemporary Latin styles with Jazz. Up beat sambas, haunting Andean melodies, intricate West African rhythms and popular Cuban standards are some of the flavors Different Drum brings to the stage. Sabroso! Grade Levels 3-12 Maximums 400 Students, 45-60 minutes; 4/day Technical Requirements Drinking water, electrical outlet Total Fee 1 performance - $804 / 2 performances (same school/same day) $1,320 School Portion 1 performance - $402 / 2 performances (same school/same day) $660 Assembly Performance: Alex Weiss Solo (5-12) A musical journey through three continents and a few Islands with multi-instrumentalist Alex as he plays and guides the group to experience song by song the Journey from South Africa, through West Africa, to the Caribbean, South America and the U.S.A. Connecting the evolutionary patterns of the African Diaspora with current day music. Group participation and stories enhance this program. Grade Levels 5-12 Maximums 200 Students, 45-60 minutes, 4/day Technical Requirements Drinking water, electrical outlet Total Fee 1 performance - $606 / 2 performances (same school, same day) - $880 School Portion 1 performance - $303 / 2 performances (same school, same day) - $440 Workshop: Rhythms of the African Diaspora (5-12) The USA is the birthplace of the blues. But, there is Delta Blues, Piedmont Blues, Chicago blues and more… Similarly this workshop will focus on the variety and evolution of rhythms & music of the African Diaspora from the 1500’s to present time - and we might get to play some blues too! Within the artists expertise you can select the regions of interest for the workshop. Grade Levels 5-12 Maximums 30 Students, 60 minutes, 4/day Technical Requirements Drinking water, electrical outlet Total Fee 1 workshop - $330 School Portion 1 workshop - $165 References Laurel Stolte, South West Elementary School, 919-636-3728, laurel.stolte@dpsnc.net Deb Taylor, Family Resource Center, debot113@gmail.com Website www.silentdayzemusic.com


Contact Details

  • 301 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC, USA

    910-323-1776

    media@theartscouncil.com