These short interactive events, long a Maverick tradition, are designed for enjoyment by children in grades K-6. Admission is free for children and adults.
Chief Baba Neil Clarke has traveled the world exploring drumming traditions and styles from the African Diaspora as lead percussionist for Harry Belafonte and 25 years with NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston’s African Rhythms. His discography includes over 30 recordings and videos with various artists. A frequent educational speaker, Clarke continues the legacy of authentic African drumming traditions in the Americas. He understands the importance of music traditions and the value of passing them down to future generations.
Chief Baba Neil Clarke’s performance is made possible by TRANSART & Cultural Services whose mission is to enrich the experience of living in the Hudson River Valley, which extends from New York City to Lake Champlain. While we focus on people that have been historically underserved, our goal is to enhance the cultural environment for everyone. We are meeting the need for better access to culture and art to offset generations of miseducation – restoring pride in culture.