Over April vacation, kids got a lesson on Brazilian culture and music that had all ages moving to the beat!

Grooversity brought their Brazilian percussion program to Nevins Library’s Great Hall. The trio taught the crowd about the Samba (Brazil’s most famous dance) and the Brazilian language of Portuguese. They also shared a pair of drums favored by Brazilian musicians: the deep and loud Surdo and the smaller rat-a-tat-tat of the Caixa.

By “turning sounds into beats,” young volunteers followed their leaders and banged away! The crowd helped by clapping along, then hopped up and turned the Great Hall into a dance hall!

The program was made possible thanks to the Methuen Cultural Council.