The Center for the Arts is thrilled to share that the first of three residencies during the inaugural year of Mason’s Artist-in-Residence program was a resounding success! Latin powerhouse, LADAMA, spent five days in Northern Virginia, sharing their love for music making with others so that they might make a meaningful connection as well. Over the course of the week, these inspirational women shared their music and passion with more than 1450 people ranging from elementary school-aged to vibrant seniors.
Highlights of their stay included:
- Conducting a music workshop with the students at Laurel Ridge Elementary School;
- Joining Mason’s Intro to Latina/o classroom to discuss their experiences working within the Latin Music Industry;
- Participating in and performing at George Mason’s Take Back the Night event;
- Holding a drumming workshop for percussion students at Manassas Park High School and Mason students enrolled in World Music Classes;
- Hosting an Oral traditions workshop for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute;
- Giving a lecture-demonstration and Q&A at the Old Town Hall in Fairfax;
And, so much more!
To close out their week-long Mason residency, LADAMA performed a full concert of their signature “Alternative Latin” music at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University, on Friday, October 4.