Due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person field trips, including the Artist Residency Program, are cancelled until further notice. We continue to assess the situation and will provide timely updates to cancellations and postponements. We thank you for your support of MIM and invite you to participate in our virtual Artist Residency Program. Click here for more details.

New! Virtual Artist Residency Program (Grades K–12)

Available September 2020

MIM’s virtual Artist Residency Program provides students opportunities to learn about music firsthand through a prerecorded, interactive, and fun performance. Students will participate in engaged and attentive listening, interpret cultural meaning, and interact with culture bearers in order to situate themselves in the global environment and foster appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures. As an optional bonus, students may attend a live Q&A session with the artist(s) via Zoom on selected dates.

Join Kawambe-Omowale African Drum and Dance Theatre as they take students on a tour of West Africa to experience the sights, sounds, and movements of the people of Guinea, Ghana, and more. Learn about musical instruments, dances, clothing, and folklore and how they combine to showcase the culture of the region.

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Educator and Student Materials

MIM’s education team has developed pre- and post-visit materials in conjunction with the performing artist to help facilitate learning beyond MIM’s virtual stage. Follow the links below to use and explore the accompanying curricular materials.

Kawambe-Omowale African Drum and Dance Theatre Performance Materials