Past Events

  • October 1, 2014
    • October 1, 2014 - December 18, 2014
      Artists in Juvenile Justice Initiative
      Location: Our House Boys Treatment Center, Greenfield, MA
      Description: African drumming artist residency for court-involved youth. The Artists in Juvenile Justice Initiative is made possible in part by a grant from National Endowment of the Arts and is offered in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, the Collaborative for Educational Services and the Commonwealth Corporation.

      Learn more: http://thisworldmusic.com/2014/03/artists-in-juvenile-justice-initiative-expands-launches-annual-statewide-youth-showcase/
  • August 5, 2014
    • August 5, 2014 - August 7, 2014
      URI African Drumming Graduate Seminar
      Location: University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)
      Description: Earn 2 graduate credits in 3 days. Open to the general public.

      To enroll, or for more info, go to: http://bit.ly/african-drumming-uri
  • July 28, 2014
    • July 28, 2014 - August 20, 2014
      Artists in Juvenile Justice Initiative
      Location: Chelmsford C.A.R.E.S. (Boys Detention)
      Description: African drumming artist residency working with incarcerated and court-involved youth. The Artists in Juvenile Justice Initiative is made possible by a grant from National Endowment of the Arts and is offered in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, the Collaborative for Educational Services and the Commonwealth Corporation.

      Learn more: http://thisworldmusic.com/2014/03/artists-in-juvenile-justice-initiative-expands-launches-annual-statewide-youth-showcase/
  • July 14, 2014
    • July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014
      Gordon College
      Location: Wenham, MA
      Description: 5-day graduate-level workshop on techniques for teaching African drumming. Worth 3 graduate credits. The course is part of Gordon's Masters of Music Education program.

      Learn more: http://www.gordon.edu/workshops
  • July 9, 2014
    • July 9, 2014 - July 31, 2014
      Ghana Study Abroad: Music, Arts & Culture (Summer Session II)
      Location: Ghana, West Africa
      Description: Award-winning 3-week African Drum & Dance Cultural Field Study in Ghana, West Africa. Offered in partnership with the UMass Amherst International Programs Office and the Department of Music & Dance for 6 credits (undergraduate or graduate) or the equivalent in professional development credits.

      ELIGIBILITY: Enrollment is open to students and professionals worldwide, as well as to the general public. No prior experience necessary.

      Learn more: http://thisworldmusic.com/ghanatours_video/
  • June 18, 2014
    • June 18, 2014 - July 10, 2014
      Ghana Study Abroad: Music, Arts & Culture (Summer Session I)
      Location: Ghana, West Africa
      Description: Award-winning 3-week African Drum & Dance Cultural Field Study in Ghana, West Africa. Offered in partnership with the UMass Amherst International Programs Office and the Department of Music & Dance for 6 credits (undergraduate or graduate) or the equivalent in professional development credits.

      ELIGIBILITY: Enrollment is open to students and professionals worldwide, as well as to the general public. No prior experience necessary.

      Learn more: http://thisworldmusic.com/ghanatours_video/
  • June 6, 2014
    • June 6, 2014
      Jacob Hiatt Magnet School
      Time: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
      Location: Worcester, MA, United States
      Description: Jeremy Cohen of ThisWorldMusic will conduct a one-day African drumming artist residency as part of Fun and Fitness Day at Jacob Hiatt Magnet School in Worcester, MA.
  • May 31, 2014
    • May 31, 2014 - June 15, 2014
      Weekend African Drumming Course
      Location: Westfield State University, Western Avenue, Westfield, MA, United States
      Description: Learn traditional West African drumming! Whether you're looking to bring the joy and power of African drumming into your music, life or classroom, instruction is differentiated to accommodate a wide range of students and professionals, including K-12 music teachers.

      Open to all — no prior musical experience necessary. Space is extremely limited!

      • Instructor: Jeremy Cohen
      • Dates: Saturday 5/31, Saturday 6/7, Sunday 6/8, Saturday 6/14
      • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00pm
      • Room: Bates 117

      Cost: $175.00 / 2 credits or 24 PDPs

      For more information, please contact the Westfield State University Graduate and Continuing Education office at (413) 572-8445 or email: noncredit@westfield.ma.edu
  • May 1, 2014
    • May 1, 2014
      Brandeis University
      Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
      Location: Waltham, MA
      Description: Part of an ongoing series of community drum circles facilitated by ThisWorldMusic Founder Jeremy Cohen. In partnership with Brandeis Beats. Free and open to the public.

      Learn more: http://www.thejustice.org/drum-circle-celebrates-percussion-in-community-1.3008218

      For details on how to participate, contact Brandeis Beats President Aliza Gans: bigansie [at] brandeis.edu
  • April 11, 2014
    • April 11, 2014
      Phone call
      Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • April 5, 2014
    • April 5, 2014
      WPI African Percussion Ensemble
      Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Location: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, United States
      Description: Led by ThisWorldMusic Founder Jeremy Cohen, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute's African Percussion Ensemble performs music from Ghana at the Caribbean and African Student Assemblage (CASA) 9th Annual Culture Night at Holy Cross. All proceeds go to the CASA scholarship.

      Learn more: http://thisworldmusic.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/The_Arts_of_Freedom.pdf
  • March 7, 2014
  • January 1, 2014
    • January 1, 2014 - January 13, 2014
      Ghana Study Abroad: Music, Arts & Culture (UMass Winter Session)
      Location: Ghana, West Africa
      Description: Join this award-winning 12-day African Drum & Dance Cultural Field Study in Ghana. Offered in partnership with the UMass Amherst International Programs Office and the Department of Music & Dance for 3 credits (undergraduate or graduate) or the equivalent in professional development credits.

      ELIGIBILITY: Enrollment is open to students and professionals worldwide, as well as to the general public. No prior experience necessary.

      To apply, or to learn more, go to: http://thisworldmusic.com/study-abroad-africa/j-term-ghana/
  • December 8, 2013
    • December 8, 2013 - December 22, 2013
      ThisWorldMusic/Knox College Study Abroad in Ghana
      Location: Ghana, West Africa
      Description: Enrollment open to Knox College students. Knox is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college located in Galesburg, Illinois.
  • November 2, 2013
    • November 2, 2013
      Massachusetts Music Educators Association — Eastern District General Music Festival
      Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Location: Boston Conservatory
      Description: Special presentation on West African drumming for MMEA's Eastern District General Music Festival.

      Learn more: http://www.mmeaeasterndistrict.org/elem_gen_music.htm
  • October 30, 2013
    • October 30, 2013 - April 2, 2014
      Artists in Juvenile Justice Initiative
      Location: Westfield Youth Service Center (Detention and Revocation)
      Description: African drumming artist residency working with incarcerated and court-involved youth. The Artists in Juvenile Justice Initiative is made possible by a grant from National Endowment of the Arts and is offered in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, the Collaborative for Educational Services and the Commonwealth Corporation.

      Learn more: http://thisworldmusic.com/2014/03/artists-in-juvenile-justice-initiative-expands-launches-annual-statewide-youth-showcase/
  • October 23, 2013
    • October 23, 2013 - October 25, 2013
      Hanscom Air Force Base
      Location: Lincoln, MA
      Description: African drumming artist residency at Hanscom Primary School and Hanscom Middle School with TWM Founder Jeremy Cohen. Includes hands-on classroom drumming workshops and multimedia assembly presentations.

      Part of Lincoln Public Schools, Hanscom Primary and Middle Schools serve students who are dependents of active duty military personnel residing on Hanscom Air Force Base.
  • October 7, 2013
    • October 7, 2013
      Mechanics Hall Concerts for Kids
      Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
      Location: Worcester, MA
      Description: This Concerts for Kids program reveals the story of Jazz and its conversational form. The concert takes the audience on a musical discovery of Jazz from its roots in Africa, the Caribbean and the American South.

      Mechanics Hall has partnered with WPI, Joy of Music Program, the Sonic Explorers Jazz Ensemble, and the Worcester Public Schools, to create this unique and wildly entertaining program for children in grades three through six. Features the WPI African Percussion and Dance Ensemble led by ThisWorldMusic Founder Jeremy Cohen.

      Participating schools pay no admission. Seating fills up quickly, so reserve your seats now!

      Learn more: http://wp.wpi.edu/dailyherd/2013/10/07/jazz-lingo/
  • October 2, 2013
    • October 2, 2013
      Sarah Lawrence College
      Location: Bronxville, NY
      Description: 2-day workshop series at Sarah Lawrence College with a focus on traditional music from Ghana. TWM Founder Jeremy Cohen will work with the World Music class as well as Sarah Lawrence's Afropop Ensemble.
  • September 22, 2013
    • September 22, 2013
      Brandeis University
      Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Location: Waltham, MA
      Description: Community drum circle facilitated by TWM Founder Jeremy Cohen. In partnership with Brandeis Beats. Free and open to the public.

      For more info, contact us: info@thisworldmusic.com
  • September 19, 2013
    • September 19, 2013
      Assumption College
      Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Worcester, MA
      Description: Multimedia lecture and demonstration on the music and culture of Ghana, West Africa. Reception beforehand at 6:30.
  • August 5, 2013
    • August 5, 2013 - August 9, 2013
      African Drumming Graduate Seminar
      Location: Worcester State University
      Description: Open to the general public. To apply, or to learn more, go to: http://worcester.edu/VPADept/default.aspx
  • July 24, 2013
    • July 24, 2013 - August 15, 2013
      Ghana Study Abroad: Music, Arts & Culture (Summer Session)
      Location: Ghana, West Africa
      Description: Award-winning 3-week African Drum & Dance Cultural Field Study in Ghana. Offered in partnership with the UMass Amherst International Programs Office and the Department of Music & Dance for 6 credits (undergraduate or graduate) or the equivalent in professional development credits. Enrollment is open to the general public.

      To apply, or to learn more, go to: http://thisworldmusic.com/ghanatours_video/
  • July 22, 2013
    • July 22, 2013 - July 26, 2013
      Central Connecticut State University Summer Course
      Location: New Britain, CT
      Description: Level I: 5-day workshop on techniques for teaching African drumming. All Central Connecticut State Summer courses are worth 2 graduate credits.

      To enroll, or for more info: http://www.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?p=11193#genMus
  • June 27, 2013
    • June 27, 2013 - June 29, 2013
      URI African Drumming Graduate Seminar
      Location: University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)
      Description: Earn 2 graduate credits in 3 days. Open to the general public.

      To enroll, or for more info, go to: http://bit.ly/african-drumming-uri
  • June 3, 2013
  • March 7, 2013
    • March 7, 2013
      Busy
      Time: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
    • March 7, 2013
      Todd Elementary School Peace Pole Ceremony
      Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
      Location: Briarcliff Manor, NY
  • March 1, 2013
  • February 11, 2013
    • February 11, 2013
      WPI African Percussion Ensemble
      Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: The Goat's Head Restaurant, Worcester MA
      Description: Come check out the WPI African Percussion Ensemble's first performance of the semester!

      Now under the direction of percussionist, composer and ThisWorldMusic Founder Jeremy Cohen, this reinvigorated performing ensemble is an amazing opportunity to learn about West African music and culture.

      Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/127439957430150/
  • February 10, 2013
    • February 10, 2013
      Peacemaking Beats: A Workshop On Fostering Peace Through Music and Rhythm
      Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Location: Schwartz Hall Auditorium, Brandeis University
      Description: Hear Professor Cynthia Cohen, director of Brandeis University’s Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, as she discusses the contributions of the arts, especially music and rhythm, to social justice and peace.

      Following the discussion, Brandeis Beats invites you to apply Prof. Cohen’s insights to an interactive Waltham/Brandeis community drum circle led by world drummer and teaching artist Jeremy Cohen of This World Music. All are welcome to be a part of this memorable musical experience!

      More information: http://bit.ly/brandeis-drumming
  • January 28, 2013
    • January 28, 2013 - February 1, 2013
      Sounds of the Rainforest
      Location: Lincoln Elementary School (Melrose, MA)
      Description: In this artist residency, students at Lincoln Elementary write and perform a musical narrative about the rainforest. Each class is assigned a specific element of the tropical rainforest to research, and must include this information in their final presentation.

      Special emphasis is on the importance of rainforest habitats to the global ecosystem, as well as the threats they face today. In the final performance, all classes will join together to perform their various pieces as an ensemble.

      To see pictures and view a program description, go to: http://bit.ly/rainforest-residency
  • January 26, 2013
    • January 26, 2013
      African Percussion Masterclass
      Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
      Description: Campus-wide workshop on African percussion techniques with ThisWorldMusic Founder and WPI Adjunct Professor Jeremy Cohen.

      More info: jcohen@thisworldmusic.com
  • January 2, 2013
    • January 2, 2013 - January 14, 2013
      Ghana Study Abroad: Music, Arts & Culture (Winter Session)
      Location: Ghana, West Africa
      Description: Join this award-winning 12-day African Drum & Dance Cultural Field Study in Ghana. Offered in partnership with the UMass Amherst International Programs Office and the Department of Music & Dance for 3 credits (undergraduate or graduate) or the equivalent in professional development credits. Enrollment is open to the general public.

      Learn more: http://thisworldmusic.com/study-abroad-africa/j-term-ghana/
  • December 21, 2012
    • December 21, 2012 - April 6, 2013
      Casa Isla Treatment and Revocation Unit
      Location: Quincy, MA
      Description: African drumming artist residency working with incarcerated youth. In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, the Collaborative for Educational Services (formerly the Hampshire Educational Collaborative) and Unlocking the Light, a federally funded non-profit that works with students and educators in juvenile detention settings.

      Learn more: http://www.unlockingthelight.org
  • November 17, 2012
    • November 17, 2012
      NYC Public Schools African Drumming Workshop
      Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Location: New York, NY
      Description: Learn to bring the joy and power of African drumming into your classroom! Join ThisWorldMusic Founder Jeremy Cohen for this Saturday morning professional development workshop at the United Federation of Teachers headquarters in midtown Manhattan. Sponsored by the Music Educators Association of New York City and open to the public.

      Learn more: http://www.uft.org/events/developing-african-drumming-program-your-classroom
  • November 3, 2012
    • November 3, 2012
      Massachusetts Music Educators Association — Eastern District General Music Festival
      Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
      Location: Boston Conservatory
      Description: Special presentation on West African drumming for MMEA's Eastern District General Music Festival.

      Learn more: http://www.mmeaeasterndistrict.org/elem_gen_music.htm
  • October 25, 2012
    • October 25, 2012
      National Dance Education Organization Annual Conference
      Location: Los Angeles, CA
      Description: TWM Founder Jeremy Cohen and Knox College Dance Department Chair Jennifer Smith will present "Cultural Immersion: Developing a Study Abroad Program in Dance" at this year's NDEO conference in Los Angeles.

      Learn more: http://www.ndeo.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=893257&module_id=108393
  • October 15, 2012
    • October 15, 2012
      Westfield State University
      Location: Westfield, MA
      Description: Campus-wide African drumming workshop. In partnership with the Office of Residential Life and the Department of Music.
  • July 27, 2012
    • July 27, 2012 - August 20, 2012
      Study in Ghana
      Location: Ghana, West Africa
      Description: Study in Ghana, West Africa! Learn traditional African music & dance and earn 6 academic or professional credits in just 3 weeks from UMass Amherst. Enrollment is open to members of the general public in the U.S. and Canada.

      Apply online at: http://thisworldmusic.com/ghanatours_video/
  • July 16, 2012
    • July 16, 2012 - July 21, 2012
      Gordon College
      Location: Wenham, MA
      Description: 5-day workshop on techniques for teaching African drumming. Worth 3 graduate credits, the course is part of Gordon's Masters of Music Education degree program.

      To enroll, or for more info: http://www.gordon.edu/workshops
  • July 9, 2012
    • July 9, 2012 - July 13, 2012
      Central Connecticut State University Summer Course
      Location: New Britain, CT
      Description: Level 2: five-day workshop on techniques for teaching African drumming. All Central Connecticut State Summer courses are worth 2 graduate credits.

      To enroll, or for more info: http://www.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?p=11193#genMus
  • July 2, 2012
    • July 2, 2012 - July 6, 2012
      Central Connecticut State University Summer Courses
      Location: New Britain, CT
      Description: Level 1: five-day workshop on techniques for teaching African drumming. All Central Connecticut State Summer courses are worth 2 graduate credits.

      To enroll, or for more info: http://www.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?p=11193#genMus
  • May 25, 2012
    • May 25, 2012
      Busy
      Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • February 4, 2012
    • February 4, 2012
      Boston Symphony Orchestra
      Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Location: Boston, MA
      Description: All-day teacher workshop on techniques for teaching African drumming. In partnership with the Boston Symphony Orchestra Education and Community Programs Department. Worth 10 PDPs.

      To enroll, or for more info: http://www.bso.org/bso/mods/toc_01_gen_images.jsp?id=bcat5220083
  • January 2, 2012
    • January 2, 2012 - January 15, 2012
      African Drum & Dance Study Abroad in Ghana (Winter Session)
      Location: Ghana, West Africa
      Description: 12-day African Drum & Dance Cultural Field Study in Ghana. Offered in partnership with the UMass Amherst International Programs Office and the Department of Music & Dance for 3 credits (grad or undergrad) or 67.5 PDPs. Course is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

      To enroll, or for more info: http://thisworldmusic.com/study-abroad-africa/j-term-ghana/
  • November 28, 2011
    • November 28, 2011 - May 26, 2012
      Unlocking the Light/MA Dept. of Youth Services
      Location: Various, MA
      Description: Curriculum development and implementation. In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, the Northampton-based Collaborative for Educational Services and Unlocking the Light, a non-profit focused on arts-based learning in juvenile detention settings. Funding provided by the Music Drives Us Foundation.

      For more info: http://www.unlockingthelight.org/
  • November 9, 2011
    • November 9, 2011 - November 13, 2011
      Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)
      Location: Indianapolis, IN
      Description: Exhibitor at PASIC 2011 (booth #1200) to promote ThisWorldMusic's study abroad programs in Ghana, West Africa.
  • September 29, 2011
    • September 29, 2011 - November 18, 2011
      Citi Performing Arts Center
      Location: Boston, MA
      Description: 8-week artist residency in collaboration with hip-hop teaching artist Corey Depina working with Boston area youth. Part of Citi Center's City Spotlights Youth Leadership program.

      For more info: http://www.citicenter.org/education/cityspotlights/
  • July 29, 2011
    • July 29, 2011 - August 22, 2011
      Study in Ghana
      Location: Ghana, West Africa
      Description: Study in Ghana, West Africa! Learn traditional African music & dance and earn 6 academic or professional credits in just 3 weeks from UMass Amherst. Enrollment is open to members of the general public in the U.S. and Canda.

      Apply online at: http://thisworldmusic.com/ghanatours_video/
  • July 11, 2011
    • July 11, 2011 - July 23, 2011
      University School of Milwaukee Study Abroad in Ghana
      Location: Ghana, West Africa
      Description: 12-Day study abroad program in Ghana, West Africa.
  • July 4, 2011
    • July 4, 2011 - July 9, 2011
      Central Connecticut State University Summer Course
      Location: New Britain, CT
      Description: Level 2: five-day workshop on techniques for teaching African drumming. All Central Connecticut State Summer courses are worth 2 graduate credits.

      To enroll, or for more info: http://www.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?p=11193#genMus
  • June 27, 2011
    • June 27, 2011 - July 2, 2011
      Central Connecticut State University Summer Course
      Location: New Britain, CT
      Description: Level 1: five-day workshop on techniques for teaching African drumming. All Central Connecticut State Summer courses are worth 2 graduate credits.

      To enroll, or for more info: http://www.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?p=11193#genMus
  • June 13, 2011
  • May 10, 2011
    • May 10, 2011
      Sankofa Ceremony
      Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Location: Westfield State University
      Description: Performance of the Westfield State African Drumming Ensemble at the annual Sankofa Diversity Celebration and Awards Ceremony.
  • May 7, 2011
    • May 7, 2011
      Arsenal Center for the Arts
      Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
      Location: Watertown, MA
      Description: Drumming workshop to kickoff and promote New England Conservatory’s new partnership with the Arsenal Center for the Arts.
  • March 19, 2011
    • March 19, 2011
      Boston Symphony Orchestra
      Location: Boston, MA
      Description: Annual educator workshop at Boston Symphony Hall titled "Drum, Dance and Sing!" Taught in collaboration with Ghanaian master dancer Nani Agbeli and offered through the Boston Symphony Orchestra Department of Education & Community Programs.

      To enroll, or for more info: http://www.bso.org/bso/mods/toc_01_gen_images.jsp?id=bcat5220083
  • July 29, 2010
    • July 29, 2010 - August 21, 2010
      Study in Ghana
      Location: Ghana, West Africa
      Description: Study in Ghana, West Africa! Learn traditional African music & dance and earn 6 academic or professional credits in just 3 weeks from UMass Amherst. Enrollment is open to members of the general public in the U.S. and Canada.

      Apply online at: http://thisworldmusic.com/ghanatours_video/
  • July 22, 2010
    • July 22, 2010 - July 25, 2010
      UMass Graduate Seminar: African Drumming Pedagogy (Level 2)
      Location: Amherst, MA
      Description: 3-day graduate course titled "African Drumming: Technique, Pedagogy and Program Implementation in the School Setting - Level 2"

      Offered through the UMass Department of Music & Dance for 2 credits or 45 PDPs. For more info, go to: http://www.umass.edu/music/summer.php
  • July 15, 2010
    • July 15, 2010 - July 18, 2010
      UMass Graduate Seminar: African Drumming Pedagogy (Level 1)
      Location: Amherst, MA
      Description: 3-day graduate course titled "African Drumming: Technique, Pedagogy and Program Implementation in the School Setting - Level 1"

      Offered through the UMass Department of Music & Dance for 2 credits or 45 PDPs. For more info, go to: http://www.umass.edu/music/summer.php
  • July 6, 2010
    • July 6, 2010 - July 11, 2010
      Central CT State University Summer Music Institute (Level 1)
      Location: New Britain, CT
      Description: 5-day graduate course titled "African Drumming: Technique, Pedagogy and Program Implementation in the School Setting - Level 1"

      Offered through Central Connecticut State University's renowned Summer Music Institute for 2 credits or 45 PDPs. To enroll, or for more info: http://www.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?p=8622
  • February 27, 2010
    • February 27, 2010
      Boston Symphony Orchestra
      Location: Boston, MA
      Description: Annual educator workshop at Boston Symphony Hall titled "Drum, Dance and Sing!" Taught in collaboration with Ghanaian master dancer Nani Agbeli and offered through the Boston Symphony Orchestra Department of Education & Community Programs.

      To enroll, or for more info: http://www.bso.org/bso/mods/toc_01_gen_images.jsp?id=bcat5220083
  • February 23, 2010
    • February 23, 2010 - April 15, 2010
      Bishop Ruocco Girls Treatment Center
      Location: Lakeville, MA
      Description: African drumming residency working with incarcerated youth. In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, the Collaborative for Educational Services (formerly the Hampshire Educational Collaborative) and Unlocking the Light, a federally funded non-profit that works with students and educators in juvenile detention settings.

      To learn more: http://www.unlockingthelight.org
  • January 14, 2010
    • January 14, 2010 - February 27, 2010
      Casa Isla Boys Detention Center
      Location: Quincy, MA
      Description: African drumming residency working with incarcerated youth. In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, the Collaborative for Educational Services (formerly the Hampshire Educational Collaborative) and Unlocking the Light, a federally funded non-profit that works with students and educators in juvenile detention settings.

      To learn more: http://www.unlockingthelight.org
  • July 30, 2009
    • July 30, 2009 - August 22, 2009
      UMass Summer Drum & Dance Study Abroad in Ghana
      Location: Ghana, West Africa
      Description: 3-week Drum & Dance Cultural Field Study in Ghana. Offered in partnership with the UMass Amherst International Programs Office and the Department of Music & Dance for 6 credits (grad or undergrad) or 135 PDPs. Course is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

      To enroll, or for more info: http://thisworldmusic.com/study-abroad-africa/summer-ghana/
  • July 16, 2009
    • July 16, 2009 - July 19, 2009
      UMass Graduate Seminar: African Drumming (Level 1)
      Location: Amherst, MA
      Description: 3-day graduate course titled "African Drumming: Technique, Pedagogy and Program Implementation in the School Setting - Level 1"

      Offered through the UMass Department of Music & Dance for 2 credits or 45 PDPs. For more info, go to: http://www.umass.edu/music/summer.php
  • July 14, 2009
    • July 14, 2009 - July 28, 2009
      Boys & Girls Club of Middlesex County
      Location: Somerville, MA
      Description: African drumming artist-in-residence working with at-risk Somerville youth. Offered in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Middlesex County.
  • July 7, 2009
    • July 7, 2009
      New England Conservatory Kodály Institute
      Location: Boston, MA
      Description: Featured presenter at New England Conservatory's Kodály Institute.
  • June 29, 2009
    • June 29, 2009 - July 4, 2009
      Central CT State University Summer Music Institute (Level 1)
      Location: New Britain, CT
      Description: 5-day graduate course titled "African Drumming: Technique, Pedagogy and Program Implementation in the School Setting - Level 1"

      Offered through Central Connecticut State University's renowned Summer Music Institute for 2 credits or 45 PDPs. To enroll, or for more info: http://www.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?p=8622
  • June 17, 2009
    • June 17, 2009
      ZUMIX Community Music Center
      Location: East Boston, MA
      Description: Spring showcase, featuring the ZUMIX Youth African Drumming Ensemble under the direction of ThisWorldMusic Founder/Director and ZUMIX Instructor Jeremy Cohen.

      Watch video: https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150137981974018
  • May 27, 2009
    • May 27, 2009
      Boston Arts Academy Gala Benefit Concert
      Location: Boston, MA
      Description: Boston Arts Academy (BAA) performing arts high school's annual gala benefit concert at historic Trinity Church in downtown Boston. Featuring the BAA African Drumming Ensemble under the direction of ThisWorldMusic Founder/Director and BAA Instructor Jeremy Cohen.
  • May 7, 2009
    • May 7, 2009
      Dedham Public Schools
      Location: Dedham, MA
      Description: 5th in a series of 5 African drumming professional development workshops for Dedham music teachers. Offered in partnership with the Dedham Public Schools.
  • April 3, 2009
    • April 3, 2009 - June 27, 2009
      NFI Middleton Boys Detention Center
      Location: Middleton, MA
      Description: 10-session African drumming residency working with incarcerated youth. In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, the Collaborative for Educational Services (formerly the Hampshire Educational Collaborative) and Unlocking the Light, a federally funded non-profit that works with students and educators in juvenile detention settings.

      To learn more: http://www.unlockingthelight.org
  • March 5, 2009
    • March 5, 2009
      Dedham Public Schools
      Location: Dedham, MA
      Description: 4th in a series of 5 African drumming professional development workshops for Dedham music teachers. Offered in partnership with the Dedham Public Schools.
  • February 9, 2009
    • February 9, 2009
      Longmeadow Public Schools
      Location: Longmeadow, MA
      Description: African drumming professional development workshop for Longmeadow music teachers. Offered in partnership with the Longmeadow Public Schools.
  • February 4, 2009
    • February 4, 2009 - June 26, 2009
      Rotenberg Girls Treatment Center
      Location: Westborough, MA
      Description: 15-session African drumming residency working with incarcerated youth. In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, the Collaborative for Educational Services (formerly the Hampshire Educational Collaborative) and Unlocking the Light, a federally funded non-profit that works with students and educators in juvenile detention settings.

      To learn more: http://www.unlockingthelight.org
  • January 28, 2009
    • January 28, 2009 - June 13, 2009
      Peabody School
      Location: Cambridge, MA
      Description: Kickoff session for a semester-long African drumming artist residency at the Peabody School. Emphasis on job-embedded professional development for teachers working with 5th grade students.
  • January 26, 2009
    • January 26, 2009 - June 13, 2009
      Maria L. Baldwin School
      Location: Cambridge, MA
      Description: Kickoff session for a semester-long African drumming artist residency at the Baldwin School. Emphasis on job-embedded professional development for teachers working with 6th-8th students.
  • January 13, 2009
    • January 13, 2009
      Dedham Public Schools
      Location: Dedham, MA
      Description: 3rd in a series of 5 African drumming professional development workshops for Dedham music teachers. Offered in partnership with the Dedham Public Schools.
  • December 18, 2008
    • December 18, 2008
      Boston Arts Academy Winterfest
      Location: Boston, MA
      Description: Boston Arts Academy (BAA) Performing Arts High School Winterfest concert at Mass. College of Art. Featuring the BAA African Drumming Ensemble under the direction of ThisWorldMusic Founder/Director and BAA Instructor Jeremy Cohen.
  • November 24, 2008
    • November 24, 2008
      New England Conservatory Intercultural Institute
      Location: Boston, MA
      Description: African drum-and-dance workshop and performance in collaboration with Ghanaian master dancer Nani Agbeli and the Agbekor Drum & Dance Society led by David Locke of Tufts University.
  • November 22, 2008
    • November 22, 2008
      Boston Symphony Orchestra
      Location: Boston, MA
      Description: Annual educator workshop at Boston Symphony Hall titled "Drum, Dance and Sing!" Taught in collaboration with Ghanaian master dancer Nani Agbeli and offered through the Boston Symphony Orchestra Department of Education & Community Programs.

      To enroll, or for more info: http://www.bso.org/bso/mods/toc_01_gen_images.jsp?id=bcat5220083
  • November 19, 2008
    • November 19, 2008
      Milford Public Schools
      Location: Milford, MA
      Description: African drumming professional development workshop for Milford music teachers. Offered in partnership with the Milford Public Schools.
  • November 4, 2008
    • November 4, 2008
      Dedham Public Schools
      Location: Dedham, MA
      Description: 1st in a series of 5 African drumming professional development workshops for Dedham music teachers. Offered in partnership with the Dedham Public Schools.
  • October 25, 2008
    • October 25, 2008
      Providence Public School District
      Location: Providence, RI
      Description: 2nd in a series of 2 all-day African drumming professional development workshops for Providence music and fine arts specialists. Offered in partnership with the Providence Public School District.
  • September 3, 2008
    • September 3, 2008
      Oakland Unified School District
      Location: Oakland, CA
      Description: African drumming professional development workshop for Oakland music and fine arts specialists. Offered in partnership with the Oakland Unified School District.
  • August 14, 2008
    • August 14, 2008
      Providence Public School District
      Location: Providence, RI
      Description: 1st in a series of 2 all-day African drumming professional development workshops for Providence music and fine arts specialists. Offered in partnership with the Providence Public School District.
  • July 10, 2008
    • July 10, 2008 - July 13, 2008
      UMass Graduate Seminar: African Drumming Pedagogy (Level 1)
      Location: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
      Description: 3-day graduate course titled "African Drumming: Technique, Pedagogy and Program Implementation in the School Setting - Level 1"

      Offered through the UMass Department of Music & Dance for 2 credits or 45 PDPs. For more info, go to: http://www.umass.edu/music/summer.php
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