House Concert Featuring Cantaré And José André

House Concert featuring Cantaré and José André

  • March 27, 2019

Join us for an afternoon of music with Cantaré (award-winning vocalist Cecilia Esquivel and guitar master Dani Cortaza), one of the amazing artist groups that Artivate, Inc. sends to engage and inspire students in schools all over the MD/DC/NoVa region. We also welcome a special guest, 14-year old Bolivian jazz pianist José André Montaño, who performs throughout the world at his young age, and has been a busy & beloved member of the DC jazz community since relocating to Washington,…

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THANK YOU!!!

THANK YOU!!!

  • January 25, 2019

We are truly grateful to you and to all of our supporters. You make it possible for Artivate to continue our work with talented, professional teaching artists who bring high quality, educational programming to communities throughout the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia. The generosity of Artivate's supporters during our Annual Campaign resulted in over $8,250 in contributions to sustain the efforts of artists in schools and communities. Plus, the annual Takoma Park Alternative Gift Fair…

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Dom Flemons – The American Songster On National Public Radio

Dom Flemons – The American Songster on National Public Radio

  • January 11, 2019

Dom Flemons: The American Songster (photo by Timothy Duffy) Last weekend on NPR's "All Things Considered," GRAMMY Award winner Dom Flemons was interviewed about his new album, Black Cowboys: "Flemons presents a new image of the American cowboy - one that isn't exclusively white... Many songs will be new to most listeners, but a handful, like Flemon's rendition of 'Home on the Range,' are instantly recognizable." Ryan Heinsius , NPR Black Cowboys has been nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award for Best Folk Album…

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Support Artists In Our Local Communities

Support Artists in Our Local Communities

  • December 12, 2018

In this season of giving thanks, we are grateful to you and to all of our supporters. You make it possible for Artivate to continue our work with talented, professional teaching artists who bring high quality, educational programming to communities throughout the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia. Your support continues the tradition of the “Artivate Roster,” an annual publication featuring thirty-two of our 50+ artists, focusing on content appropriate for educational and family-centered community settings…

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International Flair And Global Resonance

International Flair and Global Resonance

  • November 6, 2018

Kwame Ansah-Brew of Anansegromma of Ghana was invited to open a memorial tribute to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the United Nations in New York City on September 21st, 2018. Kwame was personally asked by Ghana's Ambassador to the United Nations, Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, who knew of Kwame's talent as a musician and drummer, and recognized him as the ideal artist to present the cultural traditions of their homeland. Kwame played a ceremonial dirge of the Asante Kingdom (on the odurugya…

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“I Made That” – Artivate’s Project Youth ArtReach

“I Made That” – Artivate’s Project Youth ArtReach

  • October 5, 2018

Working with 12 professional teaching artists, Artivate's Project Youth ArtReach (PYA) provided 353 workshops at six sites, amounting to 530 workshop hours. We coordinated 20 performances in music, dance, slam-poetry and storytelling at three detention centers. Compared to the previous year, the number of workshops increased by 13 percent. Performances included Andes Manta enchanting the audience with "sounds of the rain forest"; Step Afrika! wowing the audience with skill, energy and discipline -- then inviting inmates to join them in…

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