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. http://www.rebekahcrisanta.com/

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!