NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

NAC-AEP Programme Details

Exposure
Music

Programme ID: AEP0318027

Music from the Islands

- OUTLINE -

Students can expect an afternoon of entertaining music as well as instruction with interactive activities conducted and performed by Berklee College of Music graduate Felix Phang.

No prior music background is required to enjoy this intuitive instrument and live band demonstration, where the steel pan will be performed with the guitar, bass, and drums. 

Programme Outline:

Introduction to Calypso music.

How music evolved in the Caribbean Islands and some famous examples. 

Types of steel pans and a brief explanation of how and why they are made.

Student volunteers will be invited on stage to try their hand at the steel pan.

- LEARNING OBJECTIVES -

At the end of the programme, students (should)

Primary
- have a basic understanding of what the steel pan is and how it is played.
- be aware of the distinct sound of the steel pan.
- be exposed to folk music from the Caribbean Islands and gain a basic understanding of Caribbean culture through music.


Secondary 
- should be able to identify Calypso music and the sounds of steel pans. 
- may pursue and explore Calypso music or cross-genre of music influenced by Calypso, which is also closely related to reggae today. 
- will have a better understanding of the history behind world instruments by considering the economic and historic background of the country. 
- interested in dance or other art forms can look into exploring different music for their creative pursuits. 


Pre-Tertiary 
- should have a clear understanding of Calypso music and the steel pans. 
- may pursue and explore Calypso music or cross-genre of music influenced by Calypso, which is also closely related to reggae today. 
- will have a better understanding of the history and rational behind world instruments by considering the economic and historic background of the country. 
- students interested in dance or other art forms can look into exploring different music for their creative pursuits and expression.

- DETAILS -

Music Room, Theatre, or School Hall

Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / JC/CI / ITE

English

45 minutes

None / Power Point

1 instructor, 3 or 4 other musicians/performers

- COST -

$1800 (4-piece band) or $2200 (5-piece band)

Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP 2019-2021 until 31 December 2021.


- CONTACT -

- Good People Music -

Dawn Wong

97874766

info@thegoodpeople.sg