His technical showmanship reflects forty years of achievements in African music & dance and Latin percussion. He plays African and Latin instrument combos – with bursts of excitement! His mastery of exotic stick, hand, and wind instruments such as didgeridoo, djembe, congos, bongos, timbales, singing bowls, and harmonica.
CHAZZ has performed at the LA Opera, Aquarium of the Pacific, and Skirball Cultural Center to name a few. He mentors young, disadvantaged, senior and special-needs people in libraries, alternative schools, missions, juvenile halls, probation departments and senior-citizen centers -while guiding dynamic, interactive Drum-Circles.
Teresa Smith will bring highly interactive African dance, story, and song to your event. She comes costumed in brilliant colors to reflect African heritage and will engage everyone with her smile, warmth, and enthusiasm. Her programs are great for preschool, library, city, and community events. See our African Drum and Dance program for elementary school assemblies.
Dancer, choreographer, instructor and performer, Teresa Smith has been studying dance from the tender age of seven. Having studied intensively multiple forms and styles of dance, Teresa has performed with the likes of MC Hammer, Sheila E, Akon, Shakira and Le Ballet de Kouman Kele.