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Wednesday & Thursday
After School
A Jamii initiative to encourage girls and young women to explore art and leadership!
Music Workshops

January to March 2024 - Grades 1 to 12

Led by Raha Javanfar

Attention parents of girls with a passion for music! This electrifying musical expedition is designed exclusively for children from grades 1 to 12. Our series of free music workshops are set to unlock the secrets behind sound's evolution into captivating melodies and how music becomes a profound language for self-expression. By tinkering with an assortment of both DIY and existing musical instruments, your daughter will uncover the mysteries of melody, rhythm, and dynamics while mastering the art of collaborative band play through the essential skill of active listening.

Beyond just mastering musical techniques, these workshops aim to cultivate leadership, teamwork, and attentive listening skills. The grand finale will showcase a performance where the young maestros will unveil their collaborative musical masterpieces to their families. We recommend participants bring a water bottle, any instruments they might have (though not mandatory), and, of course, an insatiable curiosity! Join us as we embark on this exhilarating musical journey where imagination and creativity take centre stage!

Raha is a musician, performer, theatre designer, and educator. She has worked as lighting/projections designer, writer, director, music director, and performer for many prestigious companies including Tafelmusik, Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, Crows Theatre, and Opera Atelier, amongst others. Raha is currently a Slaight Music Associate at Soulpepper Theatre for which she was the Creator and Music Director of Sympathy for the Devil. She was one of six co-creators of Now You See Her, an anti-patriarchy, Dora nominated play by Quote Unquote Collective, produced by Nightwood Theatre, in which she also performed the role of Daria. She co-wrote and co-directed Kensington: The Musical, along with Beau Dixon, for the students of Sheridan College. The Shape of Home, a musical song cycle co-created and co-music directed by her, Beau Dixon, Hailey Gillis, Frank Cox-O’Connell, Andrew Penner, and Marni Jackson won a Dora award for Best Musical Direction.

Photo by Zahra Saleki

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