Yorkshire's Musical Melting Pot!
Children from primary schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire took part in this exciting project, led by the exuberant ensemble Joglaresa, as part of the 2011 Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival.
With the emphasis on fun, Belinda Sykes, Jean Kelly and Tim Garside of Joglaresa explored the diverse musical traditions of the many cultures who have come from all over the world to settle in Yorkshire. Accompanying themselves on an exotic array of instruments, they taught and performed songs which travelled across time, from the Middle Ages to the present day, and across continents, from Asia, North Africa and Eastern Europe to Yorkshire.
Almost 200 pupils from Beverley Minster, St. Mary's, Tickton and Little Weighton Primary Schools learned songs and rythyms in individual workshops in their own schools before all coming together to take part in Joglaresa's lunchtime concert in Toll Gavel Church, Beverley on Friday 27 May. No-one was left out as the whole audience was encouraged to join in the fun.
This event is part of New Worlds:The Many Routes to Yorkshire which is a strand of the imove programme. imove is a new and imaginative celebration of human movement, bringing together the best creative talent from the region to produce a programme of events designed to inspire the public in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. imove is funded by Legacy Trust UK,Yorkshire Forward and Arts Council England. More information at www.imoveand.com