Upcoming Events

February 6 - 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
March 3, 2015
Connect with J. Cohen
Time: 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: Phone Meeting
Description:
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
March 18 - 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 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/
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
May 14, 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 15, 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.
June 29 - 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
July 1 - 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/
July 6 - 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 13 - 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
December 30 - 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