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Individual Tickets:
Child: $6
Child under 2: $3
Adult: $8
Smithsonian Associate Members: $5
(Prices for Seasons of Light are $1 more than prices listed above)

Group Tickets:
$5/person
$6/person for Seasons of Light
(free adult for every 20 students)

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Rhythm & Beats with Max Bent
Tues.,-Fri., July 11-14 at 10:30 and Noon
additional performance added! July 13 at 2 p.m.
Ripley Center, Smithsonian
Recommended for Ages 5-12 / Grades K - 6th

Rhythm & Beats with Max BentMax takes us with him as he takes the mic to make some crazy- good mouth music. This astounding human beatbox introduces kids to the most powerful musical instrument ever: their own bodies. With lots of audience participation and exciting on-the-spot improvisations, Max covers themes in hip-hop culture, language, math, and music. Get ready to make some truly hip beats!

About the Performer:
Max Bent started beatboxing at the age of eight, imitating with his mouth what he heard on the radio. Since then, Max’s love for the beat has taken him on many exciting journeys. His experience as a teacher has helped him transition into his work as a teaching artist. Max has 22 years of experience and has performed widely in both the real and virtual world. He provided musical accompaniment for the Bethesda Dance Festival and was a featured beat boxer on Verizon's beat box mixer. He organized the 2003 DC Beat Box Expo and released a beat box themed DVD. Max is currently developing a beat boxing program for middle school and high school students in Baltimore, MD. For more information, please visit him online at www.maxmakesmusic.com.

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