Upcoming 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/
  • 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
    – Monday, October 27 (time TBD): Sarah Lawrence students are invited to a campus-wide African drumming workshop led by ThisWorldMusic Founder and Director Jeremy Cohen
    – Tuesday, October 28 (1:00-3:00 p.m.): Come visit ThisWorldMusic's table at the annual Sarah Lawrence Study Abroad Fair!
  • 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 7:00–8:00 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.

    For details on how to participate, contact us: http://thisworldmusic.com/contact/
  • 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/
  • 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
  • December 17, 2014
    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
  • January 31, 2015
    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.

    Learn more: http://thisworldmusic.com/2014/10/african-drumming-moravian-college/
  • February 4, 2015
    February 4, 2015
    Cheston Elementary School Residency
    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.
  • February 28, 2015
    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-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: TBD
    • Credit: 1 credit through Worcester State University or 15 PDPs

    For more information, please contact us: http://thisworldmusic.com/contact/
  • March 14, 2015
    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-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: TBD
    • Credit: 1 credit through Worcester State University or 15 PDPs

    For more information, please contact us: http://thisworldmusic.com/contact/
  • April 6, 2015
    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
  • June 29, 2015
    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
  • July 1, 2015
    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/
  • July 6, 2015
    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 13, 2015
    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
  • December 30, 2015
    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
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