Past Events

December 30, 2015 - January 11, 2016
Ghana Study Abroad: Music, Arts & Culture (Winter Session)
Location: Ghana
Description: Award-winning 12-day African Drum & Dance Cultural Field Study in Ghana, West Africa. Offered in partnership with the UMass Amherst 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.

Learn more: http://thisworldmusic.com/africa
July 20, 2015
Partnering for Peace Event - J. Ahearn performance
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Conference Call
Description: Hi All,

I have heard from most of you that 3:00 on Monday works for a call to discuss Jeremiah’s participation in the Partnering for Peace Event in Boston.

We will talk about logistics and coordination for the day of the performance and as well as Jeremiah’s current status in the community and preparation for the event.

The number and access code are below.

Conference call line
Conf Line: 1-866-679-9119, passcode: 1803415

Thank you,
Erin

Erin Cuddy
Statewide Victim Services Coordinator
Department of Youth Services
600 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
617-960-3251(p)
July 13, 2015 - July 17, 2015
San Jose State Summer Masters Program
Location: San José State University, San Jose, CA
Description: Learn to bring the joy and power of traditional West African drumming to your classroom! Instruction is differentiated to accommodate a wide range of students and professionals, including K-12 music teachers. No prior experience necessary.

Worth 1 graduate credit through San Jose State University's new Three-Summer Master's Program in Music Education.

Learn more: http://www.sjsu.edu/pdp/programs/music-summer/index.html
July 6, 2015 - July 10, 2015
Central CT State University Summer Music Institute
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://web.ccsu.edu/smi/courses.asp#genMus
July 1, 2015 - July 23, 2015
Ghana Study Abroad: Music, Arts & Culture (Summer Session)
Location: Ghana
Description: Award-winning 3-week African Drum & Dance Cultural Field Study in Ghana, West Africa. Offered in partnership with the UMass Amherst 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 29, 2015 - July 1, 2015
URI African Drumming Graduate Seminar
Location: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Description: Learn traditional West African drumming and earn 2 graduate credits in 3 days! Open to students and professionals, as well as the general public.

To enroll, or for more info, go to: http://bit.ly/african-drumming-uri
May 14, 2015
Northeast Middle School
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Description: Through hands-on drumming workshops and a multimedia assembly program, ThisWorldMusic Founder and Director Jeremy Cohen will engage students at Northeast Middle School with the sights and sounds of Africa.
May 13, 2015
Cheston Elementary School
Location: Easton, PA
Description: Through hands-on drumming workshops and a multimedia assembly program, ThisWorldMusic Founder and Director Jeremy Cohen will engage students at Cheston Elementary with the sights and sounds of Africa.
May 6, 2015
DYS Youth Showcase Performance Call
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: CommCorp Line
Description: Hi all-
Thanks for using the Doodle to help us come together. This time seems to work for most. This will be a chance to come together on the key details for the performances at the Showcase. Katie and I will update you during the call on your roles and schedule and send you some details prior to the call.
Please dial 617 717 6965, press 2, press 6902.
Thanks
Martha
April 6, 2015
Mechanics Hall Concerts for Kids
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Worcester, MA
Description: This Concerts for Kids program takes the audience of Worcester Public Schools students 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 Worcester Public Schools pay no admission. Seating fills up quickly, so reserve your seats now!

Learn more: http://www.mechanicshall.org/tickets/pdfs/MHConcertsforKidsConvoinJazzRegForm.pdf
March 29, 2015
The BIG Show: An Entertainment Extravaganza!
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Don’t miss this afternoon of laughs, great music and dance performances while supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest and its Worcester Area College Mentor Program.

Featuring the comedy of Emmy Award-winning Ben Bailey, host of the television show Ca$h Cab, along with the sounds of the WPI African Percussion Ensemble led by ThisWorldMusic® Director Jeremy Cohen, The Clark Bars (a cappella group, Clark University), The 13th Key (jazz fusion band, Clark University), Fools on The Hill (a cappella group, College of the Holy Cross), Worcester State University Dance Team and more.

More info: http://bigshow.bbbscm.org/
March 18, 2015 - May 28, 2015
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/?p=6416
March 14, 2015
African Drumming in the Classroom (Part II)
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: The Education Cooperative, East Walpole, MA
Description: Learn to bring the joy and power of traditional West African drumming to your classroom!

The is the second in a 2-part workshop series on techniques for teaching African drumming. 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.

• Instructor: Jeremy Cohen
• Dates: Saturday 2/28 and Saturday 3/14
• Cost: $245 TEC/BICO/EDCO Members / $280 Non-Members
• Credit: 13 PDPs; 1 credit from Worcester State University for an additional $100, payable at the first class

For more information, go to: http://www.tec-coop.org/course-list?field_course_category_tid=25
February 28, 2015
African Drumming in the Classroom (Part I)
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: The Education Cooperative, East Walpole, MA
Description: Learn to bring the joy and power of traditional West African drumming to your classroom!

The is the first in a 2-part workshop series on techniques for teaching African drumming. 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.

• Instructor: Jeremy Cohen
• Dates: Saturday 2/28 and Saturday 3/14
• Cost: $245 TEC/BICO/EDCO Members / $280 Non-Members
• Credit: 13 PDPs; 1 credit from Worcester State University for an additional $100, payable at the first class

For more information, go to: http://www.tec-coop.org/course-list?field_course_category_tid=25
February 19, 2015
Sarah Lawrence College
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bronxville, NY
Description: ThisWorldMusic Founder Jeremy Cohen will be a guest artist/instructor for Faso Foli, Sarah Lawrence's West African percussion ensemble. The workshop is free and open to all Sarah Lawrence students.
February 6, 2015 - May 20, 2015
Artists in Juvenile Justice Initiative
Location: Rotenberg Girls Treatment Center, Westborough, MA
Description: African drumming artist residency for incarcerated 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/?p=6416
January 31, 2015
Moravian College Workshop
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Bethlehem, PA, United States
Description: African drumming workshop for the Moravian College Music Department.

Open to Moravian students and K-12 teachers in the Lehigh Valley.

More: http://www.moravian.edu/news/inCommon2/insideMoravian/2014-2015/2015-02-03/spotlight.html#.VNLkaHZ6yL9
January 25, 2015 - January 27, 2015
Knox College Residency
Location: Galesburg, IL
Description: Residency with ThisWorldMusic Founder Jeremy Cohen on music and culture of Ghana. Part of Knox College International Fair 2015.

Learn more: http://www.theknoxstudent.com/news/2015/01/28/jeremy-cohen-brings-ghanian-culture-to-knox/
January 15, 2015
Remind J.Cohen to take rattles
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
December 17, 2014
ZUMIX Community Music Center
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 260 Sumner St, Boston, MA 02128, USA
Description: The ZUMIX Winter Showcase, featuring the ZUMIX Youth African Drumming Ensemble under the direction of ThisWorldMusic Founder/Director Jeremy Cohen.

Concert is free and open to the public.

Watch video: https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150137981974018
December 11, 2014
Westfield State Drums and Sings!
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA, United States
Description: Don't miss the end-of-semester concert featuring a combined ensemble of the Urban Education Gospel Choir and the Westfield State African Ensemble under the artistic direction of ThisWorldMusic Founder and Director Jeremy Cohen.

Concert is free and open to the public.

Learn more: http://www.westfield.ma.edu/offices/dever-stage/dever-stage-event-schedule
November 8, 2014
WPI Presidential Inauguration
Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Rd, Worcester, MA
Description: Join the WPI African Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of ThisWorldMusic Founder and Director Jeremy, and the rest of the WPI community as we celebrate the inauguration of WPI's new president, Dr. Laurie A. Leshin.

Learn more: http://leshin16.wpi.edu/
November 3, 2014
Brandeis Community Drumming Workshop
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Description: Join us on Monday, November 3rd from 7:30–9:00 p.m. at Brandeis University for an evening of drumming!

In partnership with Brandeis Beats, the MUSIC+RHYTHM+COMMUNITY workshop is part of an ongoing series of community drum circles facilitated by ThisWorldMusic Founder Jeremy Cohen. Free and open to the public.

Read review: http://thebrandeishoot.com/articles/14616
October 27, 2014
Sarah Lawrence College
Location: Bronxville, NY
Description: ThisWorldMusic will be visiting Sarah Lawrence. Tentative schedule is as follows:
– Monday, October 27 (12:30-1:30 p.m.): Information session at the International Programs Office on the award-winning Study in Ghana program
– Tuesday, October 28 (1:00-3:00 p.m.): Come visit ThisWorldMusic's table at the annual Sarah Lawrence Study Abroad Fair!
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 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 - 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 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 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 - 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
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 - 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
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
Phone call
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 - May 31, 2014
Artists in Juvenile Justice Initiative
Location: Harvard House (Boys Group Care)
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/
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 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
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 - 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 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
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
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
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
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 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 - 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 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 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 - June 7, 2013
Summer African Drumming Workshop
Location: Westfield, MA
Description: An introduction to the repertory of dance-drumming and vocal music of the Ewe people of Ghana, West Africa. Offered through the Westfield State University Department of Graduate & Continuing Education for 2 credits. No prior musical training is necessary.

To enroll, or for more info: http://www.westfield.ma.edu/offices-services/graduate-continuing-education/current-upcoming-course-offerings/
March 7, 2013
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
CT Music Educators Association — World Drumming Ensemble
Description: 2-day CMEA Southern Regional Middle School Music Festival. Artist-in-residence charged with directing the World Drumming Ensemble.

Learn more: http://www.cmeasouth.org/Regional_Festivals/Middle_School/
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
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 - 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
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 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 - 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