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Music & Rhythms

Music & Rhythms is not the typical musical festival. Under the themes of "Nature" "Music" "Community" and "Earth", Music & Rhythms is a celebration of World music that features Ondekoza, along with a variety of internationally acclaimed musicians.

Yet it is children, not the musicians, who are at the central focus of Music & Rhythms. Along with members of the community, children participate in workshops where they are encouraged to express their create imagination using bamboo instruments of their own making. Using their expressive tools, the children themselves become the performers in a collaborative concert with various professional musicians.

First launched in Korea on Jeju Island in 2005, Music & Rhythms has expanded to various locations around the globe- including Japan, South Africa, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia and more- involving local communities and children in each of its travels.

Music & Rhythms homepage (Japanese only): http://station.li/mr/

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Music & Rhythms: South Africa

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Bamboo workshops and musical expression with the children of Orlando Children's Home, a facility for abandoned and orphaned children in Soweto, South Africa.

Music & Rhythms: The Dem. Republic of Congo

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Workshops and collaborative performances with the children of Espace Masolo, a day center that organizes cultural activities for street children of Kinshasa, Congo.

Music & Rhythms: Tokyo Kids

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A Musical Festival featuring the children of the Tokyo. Sponsored by the city of Tokyo, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture.

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