The school workshops offered by the Centre des musiciens du monde are an invitation to experience another musical culture with a specialized mediator. Each workshop is designed to stimulate children’s interest in cultural differences, intercultural understanding and the meaning of music.
Each workshop is divided into two parts: during the first part, children will listen to and interact with a tradition bearer, then, after a break, they will be invited to make music with the mediator.
The topics currently offered at Centre des musiciens are:
- Rhythms and dances from West Africa (Senegal)
- Reunion Island and the Creole world
- Indian musical traditions
- Music in Cameroon and among the Pygmies
- Latin American musical blends
- Quebec’s roots: an unexpected treasure trove of songs and dances.
Other possible themes: flamenco, tango, Amerindian culture, the balafon from Mali (for ages 10+), and Brazilian music and carnival.
Conditions and prices
The cost of each workshop is $20/child, with a minimum of 15 participants. Musical instruments are provided. If you have special needs, please let us know so that we may take them into account.