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All Around This World: Percussionist Jay Beck

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Saturday 12/6
2:00 pm
$5 Adults & Children over age 2
Free Children age 2 and under

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Held in the South America Room, 2nd Floor

Introducing "All Around This World" - interactive cultural workshops for families and their curious kids, the first Saturday of each month at 2pm!

International House joins All Around This World, a Philadelphia-based global music and world cultures program for small children, in presenting a monthly series of participatory cultural workshops that will be fun for the whole family. Hosted by All Around This World educators Jay Sand, Emily Bate and Melanie Hsu, each workshop will feature an experienced "culture bearer" from around the world who will invite you and your kids to engage in his or her traditional music or dance; learn samba rhythms or Brazilian capoeria, play a West African djembe or a North African doumbek, chant to tabla "bols." Explore different countries and cultures without having to worry about your toddlers toddling! Each workshop will last approximately 40 minutes and will invite you and even your tiniest kids to sing, dance and clap along. Best for grown-ups and their young kids, infants to 7 years old.

December's workshop welcomes Jay Beck, a percussionist, vocalist, drum-maker, and educator who has been performing, teaching, touring and recording professionally for more than a decade. He is the founder of Croatan Studio, which studies the art forms of oppressed nomadic and indigenous groups. He has performed with numerous groups including Madison Greene, Croatan West African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Woodspeak, Psalters, and Phillybloco. Over a decade of touring over fifteen countries on four continents, Beck bridges the beauty and passion of the rhythm cultures of the world with the west. 

For more information, contact Jay Sand:  jay@allaroundthisworld.com, 215-913-2679