KidsJam is a new program of workshops in The Schubert Club Museum for kids ages 4-12. Led by a diverse array of musicians and performing artists, children will experience live music, get involved through creative activities and movement, and learn about the people, cultures and sounds behind the music.
These 75-minute workshops are tailored for different age groups of children with their families. The week culminates in a Music in the Park Series Family Concert on the Friday evening, free for KidsJam participants who have attended a workshop earlier in the week.
Jigs ‘n Jam with Northern Gael
March 12, 2015; 10:30am: Early Childhood Ages 4-6
March 13, 2015; 10:30am: Home School Students Ages 6-12
Listen as Northern Gael plays and demonstrates a fascinating array of instruments, focusing especially on the flutes and whistles. Create your own two-hole whistles. Play traditional Irish Tin Whistles and learn to play simple tunes on the whistles you created. Learn the science of high and low sounds. Also learn some new Irish dance steps.
Featuring Northern Gael – Ross Sutter, guitar, bodhran; Laura MacKenzie, wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, bagpipe; Danielle Enblom, fiddle, sean-nós dancer
Chants and Rhythms from the Afro-Ecuadorian Coast
April 9, 2015; 10:30am: Early Childhood Ages 4-6
April 10, 2015; 10:30am: Home School Students Ages 6-12
Experience the spirit of Latin American music and the stories of the people and culture from which this incredible music comes.
Listen to the driving rhythms and unique singing styles in the African-influenced music of the coast of Ecuador. Create your own ganza, a percussive instrument (tubular shaker) of African roots. Play the drums and your ganza to the sounds of Afro-Ecuadorian music. Play rhythm patterns and “call and response” singing phrases. Learn the musical traditions, folk songs, dances and games of Latin American children.
Featuring musicians: Leo and Kathy Lara