April 6, 2018
NYU Washington, DC hosted To South Africa and Back Professional Development Day, a curriculum presentation of the DC Music Education Program's Jazzin' InSchool.
Jazzin' InSchool is a music appreciation and social studies class designed to help 5th-grade students explore the music, history, and cultural relationships of the development of jazz music in both America and South Africa.
This event was funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The DC Jazz Festival Music Education Program provides free education programming to over 6,000 students, teachers, and parents each year. The Festival educates and inspires students to get "jazzed about learning" through in-school and after-school classes, concerts, artist experiences, master classes and more.
Sweet Honey In The Rock® is a performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture. The ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation for the Deaf and hearing impaired. Sweet Honey’s audience and community comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures throughout the United States and around the world, and includes people of all ages, economic/ education/ social backgrounds, political persuasions, religious affiliations, sexual preferences and differing abilities.