Mundo Beat Band
The FAME Visiting Artist Program invites renowned professional artists to be a part of our annual FAME Festival and to visit area schools bringing their talents into the classroom. Each artist is selected from a variety of artistic disciplines creating work that relates to the annual cultural focus of FAME. For 2019-2020 FAME’s theme is “Latin America”. These artists visit classrooms to provide presentations and hands-on activities at local FAME member schools.. If you would like to be a FAME member school, click here. This year Visiting Artists is the Mundo Beat Band.
Based in Indianapolis, the Mundo Beat Band is comprised of experienced musicians who specialize in taking students on a musical journey of Latin American countries and music. The band has been working together for 15 years, and includes musician Stacie Sandoval, who recently won the 2013 Chicago Music Award. In many cases, the students who witness the Mundo Beat Band are being exposed to Latin music for the first time in their lives. And they don’t just learn about terrific Latin music; they also learn about world cultures, geography, performance and public speaking skills, and more. Through their lively, highly rhythmic, and education-focused approach to performance, the Mundo Beat Band strives to instill a curiosity in students about different kinds of music. And if a few kids are inspired to pick up an instrument or start singing themselves (and they often are), all the better.