All Around This World’s sing-along, dance-along concerts for kids introduce families to the world through experience, engagement and FUN.
BOOK JAY FOR A FAMILY-FRIENDLY SOLO PERFORMANCE, INTERACTIVE MUSIC CLASS OR PARTICIPATORY CULTURAL WORKSHOP DURING HIS TOUR THIS SUMMER, mid-JUNE to AUGUST 2018. This summer Jay will be traveling from the northern headwaters of the Mississippi River all the way south to New Orleans. Contact Jay for dates. See photos and videos from the “Sands Across America” summer tour, 2016.
Jay Sand of the award-winning All Around This World global music and cultures program for little kids and their grown-ups is now available to play concerts for kids, large and small, and is eager to sing multicultural, multilingual songs with people, large and small, nationwide. Jay can bring energizing, participatory, family-friendly international music to your folk festival, library, children’s museum, block party, community fair, farmers’ market, homeschooling group, backyard bar-b-que, preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, after-school program, summer camp, birthday party, fencing tournament, fence-building tournament. . . through participatory educational shows that any child (or grown-up) can instantly enjoy.
Jay will happily tailor his presentation to meet your needs, but you can start by asking about any of these very special programs:
An entertaining and ingeniously educational concert event — so much fun your kids won’t even know they’re learning! Jay and your kids will sing together, dance together and explore the world together in any concert venue, from the most intimate living room to the largest concert hall. During typical concerts for kids Jay will perform songs from several continents that have lyrics in nearly a dozen languages. Do you want to meet a particular part of the world? Check out All Around This World’s musical regions and ask Jay to focus on your favorite. (each concert averages 40 minutes, great for infants-in-arms to 9 year-olds.)
Jay will join you, your friends and all your young children in your living room, community center, school or homeschool classroom for a one-of-a-kind participatory music class. Sing, dance and move around the room as you and your children meet the world through music. We can travel musically to any or all continents. Do you want to meet a particular part of the world? “The music and movement of South Asia?” “The many rhythms of Africa?” or should we focus on one country, culture or experience — “Learn to Dance the Ethiopian Eskista.” “How (and why) to dance a Maori Haka.” “Let’s have a Son Jorocho Fandango…!” Talk with Jay about your interests, ideas and needs. We can go ANYWHERE. Check out All Around This World’s musical regions and ask Jay to focus on your favorite. (each class is approximately 40 minutes, up to 15 families per class, classroom space permitting.)
SPECIAL FOR LIBRARIES, in tune with the 2018 collaborative summer reading theme, Libraries ROCK!” Jay’s “Libraries ROCK!” program is an interactive global music adventure that will inspire kids and their families to boldly explore the world by singing and dancing along to magnificent multilingual songs. All Around This World’s classes and concerts for kids average 40 minutes and are great for infants-in-arms to 9 year-olds.
Jay will take you and your children on a worldwide musical tour to explore the exciting global diversity of Jewish people and culture. Jay’s Jewish concerts for kids will lead you and your children in singing songs Jewish people sing in Africa, Europe, Latin America, South and Central Asia and the Middle East. While AATW: Scattered Among the Nations uses music Jewish people sing in their communities as a way for you and your children to take a global tour you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy it — all families are welcome. The class isn’t “religious,” doesn’t assume any knowledge of Jewish history or culture, and doesn’t favor or promote any one Jewish denomination or way of life. (each program averages 40 minutes, great for infants-in-arms to 9 year-olds.)