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Museum after-school program explores the language of music

August 29, 2006

Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology will hold a fall after-school program for children in grades 1-5. The four-part series, titled “Music: The Universal Language,” will explore the importance of music in different cultures and how particular instruments are used today. Each program includes a lesson and a hands-on activity.

Programs are scheduled for Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Oct. 30 and Nov. 13 and run from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 2, “Beat the Drum”: Focuses on the reasons drums are so important in Africa. Participants create their own drums.

Oct. 16, “The Sound of Rain”: Highlights the purposes of the rain stick, including calling for rain. Children make their own rain sticks.

Oct. 30, “Give a Whistle”: Explores why the Maya people created whistles in the shapes of animals and people. Children will design their own whistles.

Nov. 13, “Rasp Music”: Focuses on where rasps originated and what they were used for. Participants make their own rasps.

Students can register for the whole series or individual sessions. Space is limited to 15 students per session. Cost is $40 ($35, museum members) for the series; $15 ($12, museum members) per session.

To register, call (336)758-5282 or send an email to

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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