Clarence “CHAZZ” Ross will help everyone discover the Universal Rhythm through drums and percussion instruments! CHAZZ guides audiences on a colorful safari with 20 African djembe volunteer drummers. Everyone is fascinated by immediately creating jungle sounds and playing simple rhythms while singing together. CHAZZ discusses the history and benefits of drumming. This participatory program has drummers realizing that the “heartbeat” is the universal unifying rhythm that is always present with them – they only have to look inside. Programs are available for:
- 2017 Summer Reading Theme: “Building Jungle Drum Rhythms” – Build a circle of melody with this fun, participatory program as Chazz along with 26 djembe drums teach simple rhythms and sounds. Everyone will be amazed by the music that’s created!
- Library Shows
- Preschool Shows
- City and Community Events
CHAZZ magically channels audience’s internal rhythms to enrich their words, music and dance. His technical showmanship reflects forty years of achievements in African music & dance and Latin percussion. He plays African and Latin instrument combos – with bursts of excitement! His mastery of exotic stick, hand, and wind instruments such as didgeridoo, djembe, congos, bongos, timbales, singing bowls, and harmonica.
CHAZZ has performed at the LA Opera, Aquarium of the Pacific, and Skirball Cultural Center to name a few. He mentors young, disadvantaged, senior and special-needs people in libraries, alternative schools, missions, juvenile halls, probation departments and senior-citizen centers -while guiding dynamic, interactive Drum-Circles.
Preschool Drum Fun -This highly-interactive program of drumming and rhythm is tailored specifically for younger drummers ages 3-5. Young imaginations explore the wonderful world of percussion.
African Drum and Rhythm Fun – Chaz brings 26 djembe drums for audience members to play. Everyone participates in the rhythms of Africa.