Oran Etkin to Play Jewish Museum, 12/25

The Jewish Museum will present Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo in two special concerts for families on Thursday, December 25 at 11:30 am and 2 pm. Oran Etkin's whimsical concert for families blends global melodies and rhythms, from the music of Africa to klezmer and jazz. Etkin's interactive performance effortlessly conveys sophisticated concepts in a fun musical language that kids of all ages can understand.

Tickets are $20 per adult; $15 per child; $17 adult Jewish Museum family level member; and $13 child Jewish Museum family level member. This concert is for children age 3 and up. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information regarding family programs at the Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Concert tickets can be purchased online at TheJewishMuseum.org/ programs/families#concerts. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan.

Oran Etkin is an internationally acclaimed jazz and world music artist, and the creator of Timbalooloo, a unique new method of enriching children's innate musicality and overall development. Etkin has performed around the world with musicians ranging from rapper Wyclef Jean to jazz guitarist Mike Stern. He brings his experience into the Timbalooloo method, which incorporates rhythms and melodies from Africa, South America, Asia, and Europe. Over the course of five years, working with over 600 students. Etkin developed a way to teach the fundamentals of music while supporting healthy cognitive, physical and emotional development as well as cultural and historical awareness. Etkin has since taken his educational method on tour, enabling families throughout the U.S. to participate in his classes and to enjoy full-band Timbalooloo performances. Etkin's 2010 release, Wake Up Clarinet!, won the Independent Music Award for Best Children's Album. Described as a "great clarinet player" and "an excellent improviser" by The New York Times jazz critic Ben Ratliff, his 2009 release, Kelenia, won the Independent Music Award for Best World Beat Album.

The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education's school and family programs are supported by endowed funds established by the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. Family programming is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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