Today is our last day of finishing our projects. Most of us uploaded our books online. Now we just need to wait them to be printed out.
The class reviewed all of the concepts explored in the previous classes, comparing the mood of the different maqams (melodic modes) in the songs “Min Hubbi Fiik Ya Gaari” and “ish-showq mihayyarni.” We reviewed some of the rhythmic patterns used … Continue reading Music Tradition from Syria and Egypt Week 7
We finally moved to the final production phase! Today we studied on how to use Blurb software to design our books. New books are on the way!
Today we shared our storyboards in the class. Each student talked about their stories and how they plan to shoot the story. The stories have three categories, people, animal/plant and still life. See below for their interesting stories.
The class was joined by Belly Dancer and instructor Sherine Khatoun, an Iraqi / Yemeni Jewish immigrant to the U.S., who performs regularly with Sami’s ensemble Zikrayat www.zikrayatmusic.com. Sherine introduced participants to the basic steps of “raqs sharqi” (“Eastern dance”) … Continue reading Music Tradition from Syria and Egypt Week 6
Saturday May 21st was the culmination of our workshop; in order to celebrate we had a graduation party, but not before we squeezed in one last grammar lesson. Since last week we closed our class by introducing the Past Simple … Continue reading ESOL workshop with Jennifer Cruz Marulanda – Week 8
The Final Projects Screening was the last class of our workshop, after several weeks of working real hard; we watched the video pieces created by the participants. As people arrived and we were getting ready, we had a conversation about … Continue reading Collective Storytelling. Screening and graduation.
This past Saturday, May 14th, we had a very special class. Our students were granted the opportunity to present any art or artist of their choice during our class time. The idea was to employ the knowledge about art and … Continue reading ESOL workshop with Jennifer Cruz Marulanda – week 7