Program Information

Number of Artists: 2

Grade Levels: 4-5, 6-8, 9-12, Family, K-2, K-5

Program Length: 45-60 minutes

Ideal Audience Size: Flexible

Maximum Audience Size: 800

Setup Time: 15 minutes

Breakdown Time: 15 minutes

Technical Requirements: PA, two microphones with stands.

SOL Connections

Music: K.2, K.4, K.6, K.10, K.11, K.12, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.9, 1.11, 1.12, 2.3, 2.8, 2.10, 2.11, 3.3, 3.9, 3.10, 3.12, 3.13, 4.3, 4.8, 4.12, 4.13, 5.3, 5.7, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11, HS.1, HS.5, HS.6, HS.7, HS.8, HS.9, MS.1, MS.3, MS.5, MS.6, MS.7, MS.8, MS.9

History and Social Science: 3.4, 3.6, USII.5

Artists Fees

Single Fee: $800 - $1,000 plus travel

Back to Back Fee: $1,400 - $1,800

Triple Fee: $2,200 - $2,800


.45 per mile from Stanardsville, VA

Robert Jospe

World Beat Workshop



Program Type

Curriculum Materials, Elementary School Assemblies, Family Concerts, High School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies, Staff Development Workshops, Workshops

Subject Areas

Culture Studies, Geography, Music, Poetry, Social Skills Development, Song Writing, US History, World History

Jazz drummer, percussionist, and composer Robert Jospe's a master of rhythmic styles including salsa, fusion, and both African and contemporary jazz. Students will discover the exciting rhythms of American and Latin American music during a school presentation of World Beat Workshop. Jospe along with drummer, composer and arranger, Kevin Davis, collaborate to demonstrate in schools the African influence in American, Central American and South American dance music.

Students are given opportunities to actively participate during the school presentation that traces the rhythmic structures of swing, rock, salsa, mambo, calypso, reggae, merengue, samba, and bossa nova to African beats. An historic background, as well as the geography of how and where these various dances developed will also be discussed.