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Orisirisi: Tildenville Elementary

GARDEN THEATRE’S ARTS IN SCHOOLS RESIDENCY PROJECT

In partnership with
AFRICAN DIASPORIC ARTS AND EDUCATION, INC.

FREE EVENT

April 27, 2024 at 9:00 am

Doors open at 8:30 am; first come, first seated

Garden Theatre Education, in partnership with African Diasporic Arts and Education, Inc., will provide a 3-day residency for 4th and 5th graders at Tildenville Elementary, culminating in the performance presented on the Garden Theatre Stage on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 9am. This residency will teach students African drumming, dance, song, and folklore storytelling.

The Garden also welcomes Grammy Award-winning percussionist, Giovanni Hidalgo, who will also perform.

ABOUT ORISIRISI AFRICAN FOLKLORE:

Orisirisi African Folklore is a performing arts company that uses folktales, legends, myths, music, dance, children’s games, and other African-rooted folklore to teach, entertain, and illuminate the beauty and poignancy of African life and culture.

ABOUT GUEST ARTIST GIOVANNI HIDALGO

Giovanni Hidalgo has played with an impressive line-up of the most prominent musicians in the local scene since he was nine years old. Musicians and groups such as the Mario Ortiz Orchestra, the legendary Charlie Palmieri, and Zaperoko. His percussive skills were enhanced, developed, and influenced by the wide range of different styles he played. While traveling with his band, Batacumbele Band, to Cuba, he met musician José Luis Quintana, and together they created a style of rhythm that ushered in a new era in Latin music. Afterwards he was honored to play with Eddie Palmieri, Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nation Orchestra, Linda Rondstat, Bruce Hornsby, and too many others to mention.

In 1990 he recorded the Grammy Award-winning CD “Mickey Hart & Planet Drum.” In 2007, he recorded the Grammy Award-winning CD “Global Drum Project” with Mickey Hart, Zakire Hussain, and Sikiru Adepoju. In May 2010, Hidalgo was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music.   Visit:  www.giovannihidalgo.com

Education Supporting Sponsor: Disney

This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for Garden Theatre is provided by generous individual donors and United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.

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