Educational workshops ONLINE or a location of your choice
Performances and demonstrations
Special events programming
Toddlers through to high-school age groups
Corporate Team Building workshops
Bilingual programming - Nous parlons FRANÇAIS!
Offer your group something fun, exotic and fruitful!
ONLINE PROGRAMMING - during the pandemic we have switched entirely to online programming - waiting for the day we'll be back in person bringing instruments for all children to play!
Interactive Live Shows Smaller audiences on Zoom call (or other platform capable of many way interaction)
Cultural Tales (All ages) - Stories from cultural traditions of Brazil’s unchartered diversity are told through sounds shapes and colours. Demonstrations of traditional exotic musical instruments are weaved with short stories and interactive activities. clapping games, songs, dance steps and costume demos. 50 minutes to 1hr including Q & A music, dance, story telling, theatrics $185CND + taxes
Music Appreciation (All ages) - Curriculum based session to spark curiosity and love of music using various instruments as piano, guitar, winds, reeds, percussions and voice to unravel the world of musical exploration. Grade appropriate concepts are introduced using popular, classic and world melodies with interactive exercises that are both engaging and entertaining. 50 minutes each session (regular sessions recommended to cover all of the music curriculum requirements) music curriculum $185CND + taxes
Non-interactive - performance Ideal for larger groups of participants (live) or watching on one’s own pace (re-play)
Brazil through music (All ages) - The music from Brazil is as charming as it is diverse. Luciano Lu (Luciano Porto) sings from a vast repertoire of Brazilian classics, traditional tunes, Jazz Standards played in Brazilian style and original repertoire taking the audience on a trip to the sunny beaches of the tropics. Bossa Nova, Samba, Forró, Choro, Côco and Maracatu are some of the styles that inspire this performance with expressive vocals, Brazilian guitar, cavaquinho (uke), Accordion and lots of percussion. 50 minutes Q&A extra - music $235 + taxes
Accordion around the World (Grd 4-12) - The accordion is a complete instrument that can be used to play orchestral arrangements. Traditionally it is used all over the world for its ability to mimic many instruments of a band at the same time acoustically. Exploring a repertoire from South America, World Jazz, French Musette, Polka, Tango, Scandinavian and Middle Eastern music, Luciano does the tour around the world on the piano accordion. 50 minutes Q&A extra- music $235 + taxes
World of Drums (All ages) - Drums are the heart beat of music around the world. In this performance Luciano shows samples of drums and rhythms from around the world. A show and tell of exotic drums and percussion instruments from around the world this show is both visually as musically inspiring. 50 minutes Q&A extra- music $235 + taxes
A Warrior’s Journey (Jk-Grd 6) - Based on a fictitious tale of a migrant slave’s new world journey through cultural clashes in a distant past a narrated story is weaved with songs and music on various unique instruments all done in full costume as a solo theatrical performance. Songs and rhythms representing the cultural soup of Brazil’s diversity are performed throughout. 50 minutes Q&A extra- music, dance, theatre, story telling $275 + taxes
Hand crafting of props and instruments is an important part of all carnival and parading traditions. The visual aspect of dancers and musicians is often as important as the pieces they are performing. In these workshops we discuss the construction of the instruments and costumes used in different Carnaval traditions from Brazil, by showing samples, followed by a detailed step-by-step how to make your own using readily available recyclables from around the home.
1 - Instrument building with recyclables - percussions, wind and string instruments. 50 min including all instructions + pre-workshop instructions showing materials and tools recommended crafts, music $185CND + taxes
2 - Mask and costume making - masks, head pieces, wigs and chest pieces. 50 min including all instructions + pre-workshop instructions showing materials and tools recommended crafts, music $185CND + taxes