“Humanness” through African Music
Join Ema, a musician/anthropologist, on a captivating adventure into the traditional and contemporary cultures of South Africa.
Audience members are invited to become a South African community and actively participate in singing (in Zulu!), dancing, playing instruments and storytelling.
Use of traditional Western and African instruments - guitar, concertina, mbira (thumb piano) and hand drums – as well as the articulation of unfamiliar language sounds, such as Zulu “clicks,” aid in exploring music and language as universal forms of expression.
This engaging, entertaining Character Education program addresses the common threads that bind all human beings together regardless of cultural differences. Emphasis placed on respect, responsibility, sharing, family and community.
Grades K-12; College & Adult
Great Family & Community Program Too
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|Hans Christian Andersen|
Lou Del Bianco presents A one man musical entertainment program!
45 minutes of music and stories like: The Kings New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina and lots more. Piano accompaniment included.
This assembly inspires children to discover the joy and adventure of reading, and all the stories teach us something about ourselves.
|Hidden Child’s Holocaust|
Thousands of children spent years, during World War II, hiding from their enemies, the Nazis, in dark, dank basements, attic rooms, convents, or haylofts.
Each day brought new threats of discovery and annihilation. Yet, in spite of all the terror they experienced, they consider themselves the lucky ones. After all, they escaped the death camps where the Nazis killed their parents and families.
Ed Lessing, one of the surviving Hidden Children of the Holocaust, tells the compelling story of his two-and-a-half years in hiding and his experiences in the Dutch Resistance as a teenager during the Holocaust years.
Ed’s story, which can be found in the book, The Hidden Children, by Jane Marks, emphasizes the courage of his mother, father and others who helped him survive.
Grades 5-12 & Adult
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