FamilyJam builds on the success of KidsJam Workshops for Homeschool Families – interactive programs that connect kids and families with community teaching artists to learn about the people, cultures, and musical traditions from around the world as they make music, move, and enjoy other creative activities. FamilyJam will take KidsJam programs into the weekend, where kids and families will experience a short 25-30 minute concert in one of Landmark Center’s historic spaces, followed by instrument demos and other hands-on experiences with the musicians in the Schubert Club Music Museum. In keeping with Schubert Club’s goal of offering free tickets to children and students, FamilyJam will be FREE for all participants, however advance registration will be required through Schubert Club’s website.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Speaking in Tongues will include three astonishing musicians from three different cultures with three native tongues – master drummer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Sowah Mensah from Ghana; Twin Cities master percussionist Marc Anderson; and Gao Hong, one of the world’s foremost performers on the Chinese four-stringed lute, the pipa. Hear captivating music played on a stage full of instruments from all over the world.