Bach Festival Society of Winter Park: FreshStARTs

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park: FreshStARTs

FreshStARTs offers interdisciplinary educational and artistic experiences for students by sending live, curriculum-based performances into schools.

Teachers can choose from a selection of programs that present an exciting and fun approach to supplement their traditional classroom curriculum.

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In School Program: Caribbean Music DNA (Grades 6-12)


Program Description

Percussion artist Dimas Sanchez presents the relationship between the music in two major Caribbean Islands: Cuba and Puerto Rico, with the music and culture of different African nations. Connections are made through the examination of the instruments from Africa and compared with the instruments in the Caribbean. Demonstratations will include the relationship of the native languages and how those


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance, In-School Workshops & Classes, Student Showcase Opportunities
Cultural Origin: African, Latino, Multicultural, Other
Subject: Fine Arts: Dance, Fine Arts: Music, Social Studies
Population Served Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Availability: Year-round/school days, school events, and summer programs. Date to be mutually determined by artist and presenting school.

Available times:

Time to be mutually determined by artist and presenting school.

Space / technical requirements:

Materials needed: Sound system with two voice microphones on stands


In school programming.

Fees / Ticketing:



Orange County Public Schools

Supporting Materials


Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provide Lesson Plans: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Standards are customized for every classroom visit: Yes