Thursday, March 17, 2022
Doors Open
Show Starts
5:00 PM EDT
Ages
Where
Zoom
Event Date
March 17, 2022
Event Time
5:00 PM EDT
Awards Presentation & Concert
Dinner & Dancing
Location
Zoom

Teaching and Learning with the Apollo

Celebrating Apollo’s Africa Now Festival, Apollo Education presents two professional learning workshops that are designed specifically for educators and offer an interactive dive into Pan-Africanism, the political and social climate of the 1960s, and the creative and activist efforts of the late South African singer-songwriter and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba.

This workshop examines Pan-Africanism, an African cultural movement championing unification and agency in response to oppression, within the context of Miriam Makeba’s career. It will investigate the linguistic diversity of her songs, for example “Malaika,” “A Luta Continua,” and “Qonqothwane,” and how that propelled her to becoming a symbol of pride and solidarity throughout Africa. Also, Makeba’s exile from South Africa and her triumphant return to it will provide analysis of the role Pan-Africanism had in ending the apartheid and global social change. Interweaving media, discussions, and activities, this workshop will provide educators with techniques to connect their students to the history of Pan-Africanism and current societal issues.

All educators are welcome, workshop is most appropriate for Upper Elementary, MS, and HS educators.

One and a half hours of New York State CTLE credit will be available for attendance.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

Photo credit: Rob Mieremet – Nationaal Archief, Public Domain. View Source

Registration Information

Register Here

SPECIAL OFFER: Two workshops for $15

The Apollo is offering a special offer you don’t want to miss. This Teaching and Learning with the Apollo series also includes Music for Liberation on March 22nd. 

 

Series Schedule

Rediscovering Pan-Africanism and Miriam Makeba (March 17, 2022)

March 17, 2022
5 – 6pm ET
Facilitator: Dr. Abimbola Kai-Lewis and Alvin Keith

Register Here

 

Music For Liberation (March 22, 2022)

March 22, 2022
5 – 6pm ET
Facilitators: Dr. Abimbola Kai-Lewis and Alvin Keith

Register Here

Workshop Facilitators

Dr. Abimbola Cole Kai-Lewis

Dr. Abimbola Cole Kai-Lewis

Dr. Abimbola Cole Kai-Lewis is an educator and ethnomusicologist. A former New York City Teaching Fellow with experience working in both charter and public school settings, Kai-Lewis currently teaches at Park Place Community Middle School. She also has served on citywide advisory teams and online learning committees for the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). Kai-Lewis completed her doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where her dissertation investigated the music of South African hip-hop collective Cashless Society. She is presently conducting collaborative research with emcee Chosan that explores Sierra Leonean diaspora communities and identity.

Alvin Keith

Alvin Keith

Alvin Keith has been a proud member of the Apollo Education Department as a Master Teaching Artist for more than 10 years and has played memorable roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at the Apollo, amongst many of the country’s other leading theaters. He was last on stage in Sweat at Huntington Theater in Boston and Off-Broadway in Novenas for a Lost Hospital. At the Apollo he was in March On! and Unspeakable: Inspired by the Life of Richard Pryor. He was featured in the world premiere of Ellen McLaughlin’s The Orestia (Michael Khan, dir.) at Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theatre and was also a member of The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab (Barry Edelstein, dir.). His favorite stage roles have been August Wilson’s Boy Willie and Levee, Tony Kushner’s Belize, John Guare’s Jacques Cornet, and Shakespeare’s King Oberon.

Keith also enjoys acting on camera. His screen credits include Blue Bloods, Fosse/Verdon, The Blacklist, Mr. Robot, and Amazon’s Modern Love. He was most recently seen in the Netflix film Don’t Look Up. Keith is a proud graduate of Morehouse College and has an MFA in

Facilitator: Dr. Abimbola Kai-Lewis and Alvin Keith

Workshop Prices:

Single Workshop: $10 Each

Both Workshops: $15

Learn More about Music for Liberation on March 22nd.

Register here

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Teaching and Learning with the Apollo

Celebrating Apollo’s Africa Now Festival, Apollo Education presents two professional learning workshops that are designed specifically for educators and offer an interactive dive into Pan-Africanism, the political and social climate of the 1960s, and the creative and activist efforts of the late South African singer-songwriter and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba.

This workshop examines Pan-Africanism, an African cultural movement championing unification and agency in response to oppression, within the context of Miriam Makeba’s career. It will investigate the linguistic diversity of her songs, for example “Malaika,” “A Luta Continua,” and “Qonqothwane,” and how that propelled her to becoming a symbol of pride and solidarity throughout Africa. Also, Makeba’s exile from South Africa and her triumphant return to it will provide analysis of the role Pan-Africanism had in ending the apartheid and global social change. Interweaving media, discussions, and activities, this workshop will provide educators with techniques to connect their students to the history of Pan-Africanism and current societal issues.

All educators are welcome, workshop is most appropriate for Upper Elementary, MS, and HS educators.

One and a half hours of New York State CTLE credit will be available for attendance.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

Photo credit: Rob Mieremet – Nationaal Archief, Public Domain. View Source

Registration Information

Register Here

SPECIAL OFFER: Two workshops for $15

The Apollo is offering a special offer you don’t want to miss. This Teaching and Learning with the Apollo series also includes Music for Liberation on March 22nd. 

 

Series Schedule

Rediscovering Pan-Africanism and Miriam Makeba (March 17, 2022)

March 17, 2022
5 – 6pm ET
Facilitator: Dr. Abimbola Kai-Lewis and Alvin Keith

Register Here

 

Music For Liberation (March 22, 2022)

March 22, 2022
5 – 6pm ET
Facilitators: Dr. Abimbola Kai-Lewis and Alvin Keith

Register Here

Workshop Facilitators

Dr. Abimbola Cole Kai-Lewis

Dr. Abimbola Cole Kai-Lewis

Dr. Abimbola Cole Kai-Lewis is an educator and ethnomusicologist. A former New York City Teaching Fellow with experience working in both charter and public school settings, Kai-Lewis currently teaches at Park Place Community Middle School. She also has served on citywide advisory teams and online learning committees for the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). Kai-Lewis completed her doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where her dissertation investigated the music of South African hip-hop collective Cashless Society. She is presently conducting collaborative research with emcee Chosan that explores Sierra Leonean diaspora communities and identity.

Alvin Keith

Alvin Keith

Alvin Keith has been a proud member of the Apollo Education Department as a Master Teaching Artist for more than 10 years and has played memorable roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at the Apollo, amongst many of the country’s other leading theaters. He was last on stage in Sweat at Huntington Theater in Boston and Off-Broadway in Novenas for a Lost Hospital. At the Apollo he was in March On! and Unspeakable: Inspired by the Life of Richard Pryor. He was featured in the world premiere of Ellen McLaughlin’s The Orestia (Michael Khan, dir.) at Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theatre and was also a member of The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab (Barry Edelstein, dir.). His favorite stage roles have been August Wilson’s Boy Willie and Levee, Tony Kushner’s Belize, John Guare’s Jacques Cornet, and Shakespeare’s King Oberon.

Keith also enjoys acting on camera. His screen credits include Blue Bloods, Fosse/Verdon, The Blacklist, Mr. Robot, and Amazon’s Modern Love. He was most recently seen in the Netflix film Don’t Look Up. Keith is a proud graduate of Morehouse College and has an MFA in

Doors Open
Show Starts
5:00 PM EDT
Ages
Where
Zoom
Event Date
March 17, 2022
Event Time
5:00 PM EDT
Awards Presentation & Concert
Dinner & Dancing
Location
Zoom
Sponsors
No items found.

Facilitator: Dr. Abimbola Kai-Lewis and Alvin Keith

Workshop Prices:

Single Workshop: $10 Each

Both Workshops: $15

Learn More about Music for Liberation on March 22nd.

Register here

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New York, US
Bebe Winans
Choreographer & Dancer
London, UK
Meme Manning
Voice Actress
Los Angeles, US
Leia Manson
Supporting Actress
Chicago, US
Ben Jefferson
Stand-in & Dancer
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The Jonelle Procope Theater, named in honor of the former Apollo President/CEO, is a 99-seat flexible black box theater that can be transformed into a myriad of configurations and styles. It features an intimate lounge-like space that is ideal for intimate concerts, panel conversations, commercial shoots, private functions, exhibits, or installations.
The Apollo mainstage
Accessible Seating
The Apollo’s Historic Theater has 12 wheelchair seating locations available for every show, all on the Orchestra seating level. Tickets for wheelchair seating locations can be purchased at The Apollo Theater box office or on Ticketmaster.

Four wheelchair seating locations will be reserved until the day of each performance.Each seating level is accessible via the elevator inside The Apollo’s Historic Theater. Guests should be aware of the small steps leading toward the Mezzanine and Balcony seating levels. Depending on the guest’s ticket location for these two levels, additional walking may be required. If guests are not able to travel up and down steps, tickets for events should be purchased for the Orchestra level.
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