Author/Musician To Perform At Hillcrest Elementary Wednesday

Monday, May 12, 2014

Author and musician Zig Wajler will be conducting his interactive educational Hands On with Zig music program at Hillcrest Elementary School on Wednesday at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

Hands On with Zig is an interactive cross curricular and multicultural music experience featuring a battery of world percussion introducing rhythms, sounds, and song-styles from around the world with traditional and contemporary instruments, folk songs and original compositions.   Audience members participate with hands on interaction including basic rhythm patterns, instruments names, chants, and form a world music ensemble.  

Cross curricular connections include social studies, math, language arts, science with historical and cultural content reinforced through active audience participation.  The program features world musical styles including; African, Native American, Latin, Hip-Hop, Jazz, U.S. and World Folk, and Caribbean among others.   

As an extension of the classroom, students will make a connection how textbook learning relates to music and their daily lives.  

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