Brandeis Community Drumming Workshop

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...

Sounds of the Rainforest: Arts-Integrated Music Education

Just wrapped up a weeklong artist residency for Young Audiences at Lincoln Elementary School in Melrose, Mass., titled “Sounds of the Rainforest.” It was a great week, though these kids were so knowledgeable about the rainforest that at times it felt like...

UMass plays Agbekor in Ghana (video)

Got back earlier tonight from teaching Agbekor to my African Drumming class at Westfield State UNIVERSITY (all Massachusetts State Colleges were recently given the status upgrade, to much fanfare) and was feeling nostalgic for this terrific clip of my 2009 UMass group...

ThisWorldMusic — blog launch!

Welcome to the newly launched ThisWorldMusic blog! Jeremy Cohen here, composer, percussionist and TWM Founder/Director. I’ll be blogging in this space about West African music & dance, cultural tourism/travel, and education — global, multicultural and...