July 18-24, 2004
University of Rhode Island Multicultural Center
Music and Arts Lovers of All Ages!
to WVWV's website! We hope that this site will be a
resource for you to learn more about WVWV and to be
informed the events of this exciting week.
Watch Musical Masters In Action!
Alan Jabbour and Class (487K)
Nils Caspersson and Class(559K)
WHO WE ARE
This one-week summer program seeks to acquaint participants with the origins
and development of American traditions and strives to strengthen democratic
institutions. In doing so, we hope to help individuals and groups to negotiate
"global citizenship." This is done by:
Offering quality learning experiences with master musicians, dancers, writers,
storytellers, dramatists, visual artists, crafts people and other educators
- Creating safe spaces for public dialogue and
- Presenting opportunities for performance
"The arts are a way to help bridge
cultures and to explore our own identities.
Actually practicing the arts of other cultures narrows the distance
between cultures and helps us understand the roots of our identities."
WHAT ARE THE SPECIALIZED
COMPONENTS OF WVWV?
Through World Village, World Learning
and World Arts; WVWV seeks to enhance understanding and appreciation of the
diverse streams of American culture, identity, and community through exposure to
and participation in traditional arts and public dialogue.
I GET INVOLVED IN WORLD VOICES, World VISIONS
In World Arts
learn traditional music, dancing and creative arts through hands-on instruction
in fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and drums.
Sing in a choir, or learn African Dance, New England contra dance,
Salsa, songwriting, cloth making and more.
earn graduate or continuing credits by attending World Learning, where they
will enhance awareness, understanding and competence in addressing multicultural
issues in the K-12 classroom.
Kids will have
fun participating in music, dance, drama and crafts in World Village, drawing
on the traditions of myriad cultures within the U.S. and around the
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