Island Music in America

Island Music in America
Island Music in America - DMDL Thematic Unit

Island Music in America focuses on the history and culture of music from the Caribbean and its effect on American music. Led by vibraphonist Justin Thomas, students will be exposed to learning, listening, and playing instruments such as Steel Drums (Trinidad &Tobago), Vibraphone (West Africa, Caribbean, America) and accompanied by instruments of America (Bass, Drums). Students will also learn about the family of instruments, the parts of the instruments, the differences between Calypso and Latin music, and various artists who specialize in playing this genre.