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Ms. Christa from Brooklyn NY is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celia Cruz and Salsa!

Help me give my students the Latin Percussion instruments and books to inspire our upcoming study of Celia Cruz and all things Salsa. We will bring rhythmic energy to the music using the bongos, guiros and more!

  • $1,584 goal

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My Students

My students are animated, creative, and soulful in their music-making. They delight in singing songs new and old and appreciate a good challenge. My students are budding instrumentalists who flourish with instrumental performance opportunities and demonstrate their own creative spirit through improvisation and musical conversation. I am inspired by the energy that they bring to music each week.

My Project

We have been enjoying the music of Celia Cruz, and want to dive deeper in to the world of Salsa. We aim to listen, move and create. To play the music, authentic instruments will make all the difference. To compliment the Conga drums already in our classroom, we need some Guiros, Agogo bells, Bongos and Cabasas to play. Another barred metallophone will help us with the bass lines and develop our improvisation skills. With the goal of dissecting the many rhythmic parts of Salsa, these instruments (and biography books) are sure to inspire for this and many years to come!

Ms. Christa
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pyle Hand Crafted Bongo Drums - Pair of Wooden Bongo Drums, 6.5 & 7.5 Inch - PBND10 • Amazon Business $77.99 5 $389.95
ALTO ORFF Glockenspiel with Resonator, 16 Metal Keys (Metallophone), 2 Pairs of Mallets • Amazon Business $302.98 1 $302.98
Latin Percussion LP243 Super Guiro with 2 Scrapers • Amazon Business $49.99 5 $249.95
Latin Percussion LP234A Standard Afuche Cabasa • Amazon Business $44.99 3 $134.97
Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation AB-200 Agogo Bells with Wood Strikers • Amazon Business $19.37 4 $77.48
Latin Percussion LP234-BK Afuche/Cabasa Mini Black • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Toca 4330T Handheld Agogo Bell • Amazon Business $46.25 1 $46.25
Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo: Bilingual Spanish-English (Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Who Was Celia Cruz? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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