Thanks to LEAF in Schools and Streets, all Claxton fifth graders got to experience a residency with M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, an immigrant band now hailing from New York City. Their music combines authentic Columbian Folklore and Caribbean grooves. During their dynamic performances, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem explores how multicultural communities can grow together through a positive perspective encompassing love, hardships, and the embracing of different cultures. Their various musical backgrounds allow them to truly exemplify the idea of World Fusion and bring together a diverse room of listeners through their empowering sound.
M.A.K.U. Soundsystem embodies an active quest for celebrating identity through performance. Throughout their journey, they have explored various musical landscapes from indigenous Colombian compositions to progressive rock, bringing cultural awareness to venues and festivals across the United States and throughout the Globe.
Best of all for our Spanish integration school, much of their performance is in Spanish. Check out "El Jugo" ("The Juice"):
The residency included a performance for our kindergarten, first, and second graders and a hands-on demonstration.
Thank you, LEAF in Schools and Streets for making this amazing opportunity available for our kids. And thanks to Mr. Butler for making it happen!