I hope you are having a great March Break.
Enjoy some more tidbits!
Michelle Obama Campaigns for Girls’ Education Through Music
Ancient Islamic Art Provides the Foundation for New Innovation in Materials
The intersection of Art and Science is fascinating to me. Consider how the arts are always the first things to go in the school system; If these scientists were not exposed to art, would they even have had this idea? Think about that the next time your local school board decides to cut your Arts (including Music) programs…you never know what the future holds! The Arts are a core curriculum subject.
President Obama Cues Rap
President Obama clearly likes to keep up to his wife, so he also go in on the musical act this week, by cueing some freestyle rap in the rose garden at the White House, using words that the rapper had to put into action on the spot. Fun stuff!
“There are children starving in other parts of the world…”
This is a line we’ve all likely heard our parents say but, these days, all of the screen time that kids have tends to make everything a far-away and fairy tale concept. In this video, which I think is best watched and discussed as a family, real children tell of their experience with war. Bringing home real tragedy can have a positive impact on our kids, teaching them about the world they live in, and giving them a concrete appreciation of the relative peace and ease of their lives.
Arts Cut Re-Offending Rates; How About Cutting Offending Rates?
Hollywood actor Tim Robbins runs a program in prisons that uses theatre to improve expression and communication skills in offenders. The approach has seemingly cut re-offending rates by almost half.
Can you imagine what would have happened if these offenders had had exposure to core curriculum arts in their youth? Would that have cut the offence rates before it cost the system and taxpayers money? Would the effects have been even greater than the post-offence reduction? Serious questions, worth thinking about.
Time Warp, Mind Warp
We don’t give String Bass a lot of attention, but we should! It is one of the most fun instruments, and has a HUGE range of expression. Just check out this fun video below!
Young Girl Trounces her Older Brother in Music Competition
The Last Ninja – For Real
Unveil some of the mystery with your kids, by watching this video. Very cool, including weapons!