Spectacle and Spectacular! Tony Vacca, internationally renowned percussionist and composer, presents educational programs that are visually stunning and musically simply astounding. Tony has been performing for arts in education programs in schools all over the Northeast for 25 years. Programs range from one-day visits to five-day residencies, professional development, and may conclude with evening community concerts involving students and faculty. Performers range from solo to quintet with a variety of musicians and dancers from the US and abroad. Twice annually Massamba Diop, master tama drummer for Baaba Maal, comes from Senegal, West Africa to tour with Tony. Tony is known for his balafon and gongs in addition to his djembes, dun-dun and tama drum performances. He likes to use his music, spoken word, and rhythm to address topics like cultural diversity and global and social awareness. He enjoys working with students of all ages, and especially middle and high school students. Expect a professional caliber music, very high-energy program with audience participation.