Onye Onyemaechi

SPECTRA Artist
Performance
Music

Available only to Schools

Onye Onyemaechi has more than 30 years experience in education entertainment for schools, libraries, universities and museums. He is a celebrated recording artist and performer who brings invigorating powerful experience to hundreds of audiences across USA and Europe. He is author of The Drum: Voice of the Village, and band leader and manager of Onye and the Messengers - AfroBeat World Music Band. His goal is to bring the joy and soul of African music, culture and wisdom, teachings, important learning concepts, and celebration of diversity to pupils worldwide. He has been a member of the Massachusetts Performing Arts Student Series, Young Audiences of San Jose, Young Imagination, ArtsBank Education programs, and is currently on the League of Volunteers - Arts In Schools roster. Onye’s programs for children have earned him a McDonald’s Foundation Recognition Award and he has been featured on NBC and the Wisdom Channel.


website: www.villagerhythms.com
email: onye@villagerhythms.com
phone: (707) 528-4458

African Village Celebration

Description: Onye Onyemaechi is a world-renowned master percussionist, performing African musician and teaching artist who engages students and teachers in a participatory experience of African Village Celebration. His repertoire involves student participation in various aspects of village life such as African drumming, dancing, songs and stories. Onye incorporates the importance of education, character traits such as respect, perseverance, responsibility and team cooperation. He uses captivating music, native dress and instruments presented in a historical/cultural context. All are encouraged to value and integrate their own heritages into their learning and living experiences.

Onye will visit your classroom after the assembly, if requested.

Program Type: Performance
Grades: K-8
Requires: 45-60 min. and Multipurpose Room
Capacity: 250 Students
Block bookings are available
One Performance: $875
Two Consecutive Performances: $1200

African Drums and Rhythms

This interactive assembly brings the joy and spirit of African culture and village life of Nigeria, West Africa. Onye will introduce the important learning concepts of African musical instruments, rhythms, and historical context of traditional society. Drum performance, demonstrations and explanations, questions / answers. Themes can include learning self-discipline, developing leadership skills, collaboration and team building incentives. Together, let's celebrate diversity through the drum and rhythms of life.

Program type: Performance
Grades: 4-8
Requires: 45-60 min. and Multipurpose Room
Capacity: 250 Students
Block bookings are available
One Performance: $875
Two Consecutive Performances: $1200