Every Summer SFJAZZ Education partners with Youth Art Exchange to present the Beats on the Corner project, with the aim to preserve culture and heritage in the Mission District through percussive traditions. Each week students will work with a different SFJAZZ teaching artist to study and create music that reflects what they have learned each week. The project culminates in several performances through out SF to showcase the students work with the instructors. video courtesy of SFJAZZ
In the summer of 2014, Youth Art Exchange percussion interns worked with faculty member Alfie Macias as musicians from SFJAZZ to create Beats on The Corner, with the aim to preserve culture and heritage in the Mission with 10 public performances.
Week 1 Puerto Rico – Bomba & Plena – Hector Lugo
Week 2 Brazil – Afro-Brazilian Bloco – Gamo Da Paz
Week 3 Haiti – Afro-Haitian – Daniel Brevil
Week 4 Cuba – Afro-Cuban Popular – Carlos Caro