All Around This World: Afro-Brazilian drumming with Dendê of Mamadêlê Productions
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.
March's program features Dendê, a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in teaching and performing music from a variety of Afro-Brazilian and Cuban traditions. He has performed around the U.S. and internationally with both folkloric and funky ensembles such as Ologundê, Samba de Três, Arrastão do Dendê and, most recently, Dendê and Band. On March 7th Dendê will engage and inspire families with exciting an interactive workshop featuring Afro-Brazilian rhythms.
For more information, contact Jay Sand: firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-913-2679