• Goza Latin Band Performing an Educational Seminar at the Beginning with Children Charter School in Brooklyn, New York

    From indigenous roots to contemporary styles, Goza’s performance/ educational workshops reinforce and demonstrate the connections Latin Music has to the history and social development of Latin American communities (Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Cubans and various other Latino groups) in the United States. Throughout this presentation, the performing Artists highlight cultural concepts, migratory history, and social development of Latinos in the US as well as provide supplementary practice with language and vocabulary building.

    Goza’s approach to cultural arts learning includes dynamic, interactive and creative musical storytelling performances to engage students with Latin Music and History. In addition to exposing students to a diversity of quality performances of Latin American Music, the presentation will deepen multi-cultural awareness, encourage natural curiosity and allow students to identify the rich legacies of Latinos/as in the United State’s vibrant and evolving cultural landscape.

    The band performs brief musical excerpts, demonstrating the differences between the many rhythms found in popular dances such as salsa, samba, cha-cha, bachata, tango, merengue, cumbia and bolero. Students are taught to clap and respond to rhythmic patterns and musical numbers. Often students are asked to participate on stage, by dancing, playing a percussion instrument or singing along to simple songs in Spanish.

    For booking or more information on our workshops please use our online contact form or contact David Giardina via phone or email:

  • Goza multi-percussionist Asher Delerme giving a workshop on the origin of Latin rhythms
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  • Thanks for an outstanding performance and workshop! The students continued dancing and talking about the rhythms all week!”

    —G. Trilla, Haverhill MA Public Schools


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