Academy of Funk 2019
Shakers and Chekeres: A Hands-and-Ears-On Workshop
Make and decorate your own water bottle shaker while taking a musical journey through Latin America and learning about the role of this fundamental percussion instrument.
user Instructors: Cristina Diaz-Carrera, Melissa Queen
Afro-Latin Dance for Everyone
Take in the history of Afro-Latin dance while practicing your moves in this participatory class.
user Instructor: Josephine Christian
Fundamentals of West African Drumming
Experience the basic rhythms of the djembe in this hands-on workshop.
user Instructor: Uasuf Gueye
Record Collecting 101: Vinyl Happy Hour with Som Records
This talk, Q&A, and happy hour will cover all things vinyl, including record quality, genre expansion, collection curation, and more.
user Instructor: Neal Becton
Parliament-Funkadelic’s The Mothership: A Smithsonian Gallery Talk
“Put a glide in your stride and a dip in your hip / And come on up to the Mothership” for this curator-led talk at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
user Instructor: Kevin Strait
U Street Murals Art Walk
Explore the historical, social, and political significance of (un)commissioned public art, along with the unique styles used to create each mural.
user Instructor: Cory Stowers