Free Family Instrument Making Workshop and Jam Session
Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)
The Apollo Education Program presents its annual Open House Weekend Family Instrument Making Workshop on the Apollo Soundstage. Musician Kevin Hylton and visual artist Miah will guide participants in creating and decorating handmade instruments. After the workshop, stick around for the Family Jam Session. Learn about the tradition of the West African Djeli. Join in with the musicians using your own handmade instrument. Appropriate for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Adults must be accompanied by a child.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. Visit the Sound Stage at 1PM to see if there are stand-by seats available.
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Apollo Theater Education Program
About the Apollo Education Program
The Apollo Theater Education Program extends the Apollo’s commitment to enhancing the life of the community. The Education Program focuses on four distinct areas of learning and engagement: residencies, workshops and tours for schools; curriculum materials aligned to state and national learning standards and study guides derived from the Theater’s history; career development for teens and adults through the Apollo Theater Academy; and discussions and lectures for the public that highlight the history of the Apollo and its impact on American art, culture and entertainment.
About the Apollo Theater
Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo Theater has played a major role in the emergence of innovative musical genres including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul and hip-hop. Based on its cultural significance and architecture, the Apollo Theater received state and city landmark designation in 1983 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.