La MaMa Kids: Animal Sounds From Central America

February 11

Thursday at 4PM EST

Free Admission; Suggested Donation

A demonstration and workshop led by Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra a.k.a. Lady Xøk (Maya-Lenca tribal citizen)

A soundscape stop-motion short about Central American animals. Look, listen, and learn about Indigenous instruments and other silly sounds. Can you identify the instrumental sounds each animal makes? A great experience for multilingual families and nonverbal children, who want to experience music and traditions from Latinx/Central America.

Build your own instrument

Rasquache Instrument

Save your recycling, toilet paper rolls, pennies, doodads, and thinga-ma-bobs!
You’ll just need scissors, a little tape, and some decoration to make your own shaker to narrate with music together from home.

About the Artists

 Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra a.k.a. Lady Xøk (Maya-Lenca tribal citizen) is a Midwest based artist, musician, and culture bearer whose work is rooted in Latinx Indigenous Futurisms. Her interdisciplinary practice (visual art, music, theatre, dance, literature, puppetry & public art) often speaks from a perspective of Liberation Theology about interconnectedness, environmental justice, healing, and collective resilience. Lady Xøk is a nu-nueva project mixing rock, folk, and Indigenous instruments performed inside multimedia installations for experimental storytelling performance. Funded in part with support from Cheryl Henson and The Jim Henson Foundation.

About La MaMa Kids

La MaMa Kids is a series of creative workshops and performances for the young and the young at heart. Master artists from LaMaMa teach theatre crafts in workshops that encourage imaginative play and hands-on learning. Children and adults learn the basics of storytelling, dance, mask and puppet-making, and more!
Held monthly, La MaMa Kids is fun for the whole family! Find out more on the La MaMa Kids page!