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Ancient Homelands Music Program
June 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Step into the vibrant world of music from the Ancient Homeland! Be ready to dance into a captivating journey of interactive performances led by the talented Martin Espino. Get ready to be swept away by the enchanting melodies and rhythms of Mexico, Central, and South America.
Join us at Pretend City and let the magic of music transport you to distant lands. Unleash your inner musician, explore the rhythms of ancient civilizations, and create lasting memories with Martin Espino. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to discover the incredible diversity of cultures in the Americas. Reserve your spot now and prepare for an unforgettable musical adventure!
TIMES: 9:30 am-10:15 am, 11 am-11:45 am and 2 pm-2:45 pm
About the play partner:
Martin began his music career in 1966,by 1968 he was a highly proficient musician and had begun to teach his peers. His first instrument was a guitar. In 1978 he graduated Bachelor of Music with Honors in Classical Guitar and Renaissance and Medieval Instruments. In 1975, he began studying Latin American folk music and indigenous music. Since then, he has become a Master Teacher of all ages, and has done performances and instrument-making workshops in preschools all the way to universities! He is the pioneer of interactive music since the late 70’s! He’s one of the very first to create educational interactive programs using Indigenous instruments, later including the knowledge he gained from his studies in neuroscience. Since 1990, Martin has made over 30,000 instruments with many kids and adults!
Lately, he still plays at schools, large public concerts, virtual appearances, festivals, tours Mexico and Europe, and has 22 movies to his credit. His latest movies have been with Netflix and Paramount Pictures and several independent films that have gone to film festivals worldwide! He is a specialist in the music of Ancient Mexico and also works as a composer of many styles..
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Purpose: Exposure to a variety of cultures allows children to appreciate and understand the world and the people around them, it fulfills their natural curiosity, exposure to different cultures supports children in building meaningful interactions with others, supports language development skills, builds self-confidence and supports social and emotional learning.