Past Events

December 11, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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/