The workshop is generally a 50-minute presentation, and can be customized to fit specific age groups and learning environments. It provides a fun-filled opportunity for people of all ages to gain a greater understanding of spicy regional styles and how cultures can connect through music. The program is interactive as the audience is invited to join in on percussion instruments and to ask questions.
This program was expanded and applied as the basis of a four-credit course at the State University of New York Empire State College and has previously received funding from the New York State Council of the Arts. The program has also been applied as a therapeutic tool in sessions for challenged children and adults.
Ron Davis has written a book entitled, “Groove Gumbo: The Spice and Soul Side of American Music (and food)”. Ron Davis holds a B.A. in Cultural Studies from SUNY Empire State College.
For additional information, fee schedule and bookings, please call Ron at 716-835-9014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.