Lary Barilleau

Mr. Barilleau, Ms. Docter-Richardson, and Mr. Ellis implement “Musical Markers of the African Diaspora,” a cross-curricular project that explores music traditions that reflect African heritage. Students learn about jazz traditions in African, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures and study the mathematical and physical concepts needed to construct instruments. For their final project, students collaborate with musicians to develop an African and Latin American percussion performance.