Toca Madera visits Batesville Middle School virtually
BMS students in 6th and 7th grade were recently able to experience a live virtual performance
of Toca Madera. Our musical duo took students on an interactive journey through a variety of
Latin American and Caribbean art forms. As we explored a number of exotic instruments,
rhythms, and melodies native to Latin American cultures, connections were made to familiar
instruments and playing techniques used in music class each day.
Throughout the performance, students were given the opportunity to sing along to well-known
tunes and show off their Samba dance moves all while learning a bit of Spanish vocabulary
along the way! The experience concluded with an open Q+A in which students were fascinated
to learn of our performers' musical backgrounds and diverse skill set on the very same
instruments played at BMS.