Category Archives: Where Are They

Afro-Peruvian Music Book Release Concert/Workshop @ William Paterson University with AH Teaching Artist Hector Morales

Arts Horizons and the Artist/Teacher Institute would like to congratulate teaching artist Hector Morales on his new instructional book/DVD The Afro-Peruvian Percussion Ensembles: From the Cajon to the Drum Set. Just by the looks of his Facebook page, Morales has a ton of support and a gang of anticipated readers. Now it’s your turn! See the book come alive at William Paterson University for a book release concert and workshop. Details are below.

Nov. 1st, 2012 12:30pm
@ Shea Center for  Performing Arts

300 Pompton Rd,Wayne, NJ

Click here for more information about this event.

The Book Contains:

  • DVD with 70 video clips demonstrating the music examples.
  • Music charts with rhythms for the cajon, cajita, quijada, congas, cowbell, bongos and ensembles (including base and guitar).
  • Adaptation of these rhythms to the drum set.
  • History of Afro-Peruvian percussion ensemble.


Where They Are (When They’re Not in Your Schools) – D. Cross & Mansa Mussa

D. Cross @ The 2012 American Beatbox Championship

Arts Horizons teaching artist Derick Cross (D. Cross) will be hosting the third annual American Beatbox Championships in NYC this Saturday and Sunday. For time, location and ticket pricing, please check out

To get a taste of what you can expect from this weekend-long event, view the clip of last year’s champion below.

D. Cross is a visual & vocal artist and educator. As an Arts Educator Mr Cross has worked with young people from ages 4-21 for the past 20 years. Cross has participated in the Special Education Artist Academy and taught at Hospital School. 

Mansa K. Mussa @ “Dancing in the Key of Life” Opening Reception

Mansa K. Mussa, another one of our multifaceted teaching artist is showing at Les Malamut from August 2 – September 26. “Dancing in the Key of Life” is a solo exhibit that presents a collection of color digital photographs, collages, and shadow boxes expounding on the many facets of the dance universe.

The Les Malamut Art Gallery is located  at 1980 Morris Ave, Union, New Jersey 07083. A reception will be held on  Thursday, August 9, 6:00 – 8:00 PM to not only view this fascinating exhibit but to also meet the artist and dance aficionado behind the works.

Mansa K. Mussa is a visual and performing artist, arts educator, and arts consultant. He has taught photography to children, teenagers, and adults for the past twenty-six years. Mussa has participated in the Special Education Artist Academy and has taught at Hospital Schools. 

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