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Beautifully rebellious and refreshingly original, The Beast is one of the most imaginative bands to emerge from North Carolina’s burgeoning music scene. The Durham-based quartet fearlessly navigates worlds of hip-hop and jazz with compelling lyrics, progressive compositions and a gripping live show. The Beast is dedicated to education and cultural outreach. The group has developed workshops on the history of African-American music, based on a curriculum founded by emcee Pierce Freelon, a professor of African-American. ARTS-CURRICULUM INTEGRATION:  (MUSIC) (HISTORY) (LANGUAGE ARTS) (CULTURAL)

Performance Sankofa: History of African-American Music from Spirituals to Hip Hop

GRADES: Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12

The Beast will weave the story of African-American music into an interactive performance. Performing original songs, as well as standards from the spiritual, jazz and Hip-Hop canon. Students will participate by engaging in call-and-response, improvisation and more.

Max Participants: 1500

Duration: 45 minutes

Special Requirements: At least a 12×12 stage or performance area. 12 bottled waters.

Single Performance Fee-$1,000.00
Two Performances Fee- $1,500.00