It was a great 2012 spring for Mundo Niños. Thanks to our collaborator, electronic artist Tarek Atoui, we had the wonderful opportunity to hold workshops with the Bidoun children, a nomadic community in the Emirates while at the Sharjah Art Foundation in March. Here are some of the photos taken during many wonderful moments of music with them. These children were so warm, enthusiastic and love music. It was a very joyful time.
We then came home to do a workshop a week with 1st graders, 5th graders and highschool students at Woodstock Day School in April on Philippine and Cuban percussion, Songs and Mixed Media. They were all terrific, such a great community to be a part of.
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It has been a great summer for Mundo Niños. We kicked it off in May at the Druga Godba Festival in Ljubljana Slovenia, co-sponsored by the US Embassy. Mundo Niños collaborated with guest Slovenian folk artists, vocalist Brina and guitarist Luka to teach a workshop for 30 children 3-5 yrs, and 6-9yrs old and lead a concert for them.
In New York City, Mundo Niños has been performing for Citiparks Summerstage Kids concerts in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn joining Mundo Niños are guest artists include Cuban conga player Igor Arias and Cuban dancer Stevie Insua. It is our second year to perform in the concert series and so much fun to play and interact with NYC children from all different backgrounds.
Here are some pictures from Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Manhattan and Haffen Park, Bronx, NYC.
For more photos from our City Parks Foundation Summerstage Kids Concert series, visit our Facebook page.
We also had a blast performing workshops for the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills Queens NY and Woodstock Day School in Woodstock NY. Mundo Niños led workshops for 4,5, and 8 year olds with a culminating performance for the communities.
Coming up is Mundo Niños leading two workshops and a concert at the Puffin Foundation in Teaneck New Jersey on September 25 and October 1, 2011. Please see detailed information, and sign up if you’d like to join us.
Stay tuned as we’ll be posting archive concert videos from this summer and earlier of music, workshops, children and more from the US, Europe and Philippines.
Wishing you a great summer!
Susie and Roberto