ROOM TO MOVE: World Music Workshops for Children
Announcing our exciting new project funded by Essex Music Services, Essex County Council.
Arts La’Olam and Colchester Arts Centre Present:
Let’s make ROOM TO MOVE! Let’s create space to celebrate intercultural musical fusion. A special series of participatory music workshops within an enriching, creative environment. Lead by internationally recognised musicians, this is a dynamic experience for young people from 5-17 years to explore World Music and composition of Chinese & West African music, using African Djembe drums and Chinese instruments.
VENUE: COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE
DATE: 21 AUGUST 2016
TICKETS: All Tickets £4 - available through Colchester Arts Centre
01206 500 900 www.colchesterartscentre.com
TIME: Doors 10.30am, starts 11am, finishes 4pm
AGE: Suitable for all ages over 5 to 17 years : Limited capacity, advance booking recommended.
Part of Colchester Arts Centre’s Kids Summer Arts Music Festival World Music Weekender with artists Sefo Kanuteh, Ling Peng, Josh Doughty and Hilary Cornell.
An introduction to African and Chinese musical fusion accompanied by swirling ribbons and harp string melodies, drumming and strumming with optional dance and a hundred Chinese instruments to try. Please bring a packed lunch.
This pilot event will lead to a Arts Award accredited three-day music workshop which will take place in Half Term February 2017 in three leading arts venues in Colchester;
Sunday 12th February The Mercury Theatre10-4pm
Monday 13th February Firstsite 10-4pm
Tuesday 14th February Colchester Arts Centre 10-4pm
Gambian Master Kora musician with 20 years experience in international performance in theatres and music venues with high profile artists from West Africa including Baaba Maal and Vieux Farka Toure.
Chinese Classical Musician and Chinese cultural education professional. Ling has worked extensively in schools and with regional art organisations. Her contribution to the popularisation of Chinese music and access to Chinese culture in general has been repeatedly recognised by the Arts Council England.
Kora musician and community education workshops facilitator.
Musician, Percussionist, Essex Music Service tutor, cajon and ukulele player, singer songwriter and performer, music workshop facilitation in schools
Many thanks to our community partners:
Essex Cultural Diversity Project, Colchester Welcome Refugees Colchester Campaign, Tendring And Colchester Minority Ethnic Partnership and Colchester Community Voluntary Services (CCVS) and associated Multi Ethnic Forum, Colchester Chinese Culture Society/Colchester Chinese Culture School, African Families in The UK CIC and Colchester Still Waters Church.
Many thanks to our venue partners: Firstsite Gallery and The Mercury Theatre.