This audio recording of Chicago Kaleidoscopes teens reading “Solo oye tambores” / “Nothing but drums” by Oscar Hijuelos, with CK teens playing percussion, was made during the Summer 2016 term at Prosser Career Academy. The Spanish translation from the English is by Alejandro Garcia Reyes.
Our Chicago Kaleidoscopes program involves a collaboration with the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center. CK has been meeting at SRBCC at the beginning of our Monday sessions since the second week of the program, and we will be at SRBCC for two more Mondays (2-4 p.m. on August 3rd and August 10th). Most of Chicago Kaleidoscopes happens at Mozart Park, and we’re grateful that SRBCC has given us the opportunity to have part of our program happen there!
Here are some things that we’ve been doing so far at SRBCC, as well as what we’re planning to do at SRBCC during this Summer 2015 After School Matters program:
Reading and writing literature;
Learning more about the Bomba ASM program at SRBCC, including listening to the Bomba teens rehearse rhythms and watching the Bomba teens work on dance steps;
Interacting with the Bomba class, including going through stretching exercises with them and playing percussion rhythms with them; and
Performing and recording audio pieces that combine spoken word and percussion.