February 27, 2017

Spark! 2017 Musical Garden

Musical Garden

Play! Sing! Move! Create!

Have fun with songs and musical games. Be musical with the young people in your family.

For young children and families. No experience necessary

  • Friday & Saturday
12:10 PM  – 12:30 PM
1:10 PM – 1:30 PM
2:10 PM  – 2:30 PM  
3:30 PM  – 4:00 PM
4:10 PM – 4:30 PM

In collaboration with:

  • Arizona Society for General Music (AzSGM)
  • Arizona State University Music Education and Therapy Division

Sing and move with the young people in your lives!

Not only is musical play fun, it is one of the best ways for young people to learn through their engagement.

We’ve provided additional information and resources connected to some of the music and musical engagement we shared at Spark! so you can continue singing and playing at home:

Go Down Emanuel Road

Listen to Charles Welsh & Chorus sing Emanuel Road & Mango Time

Listen to a recording by Louise Bennett:

Listen to Rootz of Music, Inc perform Emanuel Road and share some of the story & context behind the song

Listen to Emanuel Road in an early Ska style:

or a rendition by Harry Belafonte

For a contemporary approach to the song, check out how artist Cleo Lake produced a remix of Emanuel Road for her project Emmanuel Pulse.

To remember the rock passing game, take a look at lesson 3 from this Smithsonian Folkways lesson plan on Jamaican Song Dance and Play by David Aarons.

Learn more about mento music.

Seven Jumps

Learn how to facilitate dance for Seven Jumps from this lesson hosted by PBS.


Visit other areas of #WeAreAllMusical @ Spark! 2017.

Support the Arts and Arts Education

Learn about how arts and arts education impact our communities and how you can support arts and arts education.