Bio:

The Beast is a fearless hip-hop and jazz quartet from Durham, NC. Compelling lyrics, progressive compositions and a gripping live show make The Beast one of the most refreshing and versatile bands to emerge from North Carolina’s burgeoning music scene.

Programs:

SANKOFA: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC FROM SPIRITUALS TO HIP-HOP
The Beast will weave the story of African American music into an interactive informance (information-performance).

GENRE-BENDING: A JAZZ AND HIP-HOP MASTER CLASS
Most college-aged students don’t listen to Jazz, and their parents aren’t into Hip-Hop. Genre-bending offers students and faculty the opportunity to explore the many connections between both genres while looking historically at a rich history of progressive Jazz and Hip-Hop musicians.

“The Beast is a truly engaging musical group which teaches African-American history in a fun, effective way. They are wonderful musicians and story-tellers”

“If you are interested in exposing your students to various music genres, in a fun and innovative way, invite The Beast to your school. Also, if you are looking for a way to expose your students to African-American history in an engaging and memorable way, invite The Beast. The Beast is extremely talented, professional, and kind.”