Music is everywhere in South Africa. For thousands of years, African countries have kept their traditions and history alive through storytelling and music. Each country has unique songs that tell stories of their lands and people. At Passport to Music, the boys will learn some of these songs and stories as they spend the week making a joyful noise!
They’ll learn traditional songs from Ghana, Cameroon, and the Zulu nation. As they learn the songs, they’ll also learn about these countries and their musical traditions, and they’ll experience the unity of singing and moving together.
In South African communities, music brings everyone together. People sing and play percussion instruments, and everyone moves to the music! Sometimes the movements reflect the stories told in the songs, but often movement is simply a physical expression of the music. At Passport to Music, boys will get a taste of this experience. They will sing and move and make music together, combining the rhythms and movements they learn with the songs they are singing.
The Ambassadors are experiencing this first-hand as they tour South Africa this month. Check out this video for a small taste of the energy and enthusiasm everyone brings to music there.
Join us at Passport to Music for a uniquely joyful musical week! This is a time for boys to fully experience music without the pressure of an audition or a big performance. If your boy loves moving to the music, Passport to Music has a place for him!
WHO: Any boy entering grades 2–6. No previous musical experience necessary!
WHEN: June 25–29, 2018, from 9 am – 1 pm
WHERE: Aronoff Center for the Arts
COST: $199 (please call 513-396-7664 for financial aid information)