International Body Music Festival
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA


December 3, 2010
In-school Assembly Programs donated to Oakland Public Schools

December 4, 2010
Concert + Day of Workshops including Teacher Training
Workshops: $20 each (Family workshop is free of charge) Concert: $22.50 advance/$23.50 at door Tickets HERE

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10:30-11:45am Introduction to Rhythm Blocks

with Keith Terry

Teacher Training + open to all

Learn the foundation of Keith Terry's popular Body Music methodology - a prerequisite for the Teacher Training workshops that follow.

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FREE Family Body Music Workshop

with James Harding from The San Francisco School

All Ages!
12-1:15pm Rhythm Blocks in Math and Language

with Linda Akiyama and Keith Terry

For CLASSROOM teachers + open to all

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Flamenco Palmas

with Cerro Negro from Fresno

2-3:15pm Body Music and the Voice

with Sophia Lopez-Ibor and Keith Terry

For MUSIC teachers + open to all

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with Danny "Slapjazz" Barber from San Diego



Los Cenzontles - Zapateado Mexicano
San Pablo

Cerro Negro - Flamenco Palmas + Footwork

Danny "Slapjazz" Barber - Hambone
San Diego

Elizabeth Strong with Dan Cantrell and Evan Fraser
Belly Dance - Oakland

Keith Terry with Evie Ladin
Contemporary Body Music - Oakland

Khalid Freeman - Stepping
Los Angeles

Concert & Workshop Artists

Los Cenzontles Los Cenzontles (Nahuatl for "The Mockingbirds") dig deep into Mexican traditions to promote dignity, pride and cultural understanding. The group has pioneered revivals of Mexican roots music in California bringing traditions to new generations. Here they will perform Zapateado Mexicano. The group's core members also operate Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center in San Pablo, California. The Center has been training area youth in traditional Mexican music, dance and crafts since 1994.

Cerro Negro - Juan del Valle Cerro Negro featuring Flamenco palmas and footwork from Frank Giordano, Dusty Brough, John Martin III, Juan del Valle and Clara Rodriguez. In the past 10 years, Cerro Negro has performed throughout the United States Cerro Negro from Boston to Hawaii, and in a myriad of venues ranging from cultural centers and Universities, to regional festivals and concert halls. Cerro Negro's passionate sound transcends generations and appeals to a wide variety of musical tastes because of its coupling of exotic percussion and emotional vocals. Joining the group are two of the Bay Area's finest dancers, Juan del Valle and Clara Rodriguez. This group represents a broad pallette of Flamenco sounds, showcasing the unique body percussion of this grand tradition and adding a few of their own.

Danny Slapjazz Barber Danny "Slapjazz" Barber is a master of traditional African American Hambone body percussion. Based in San Diego, Slapjazz has appeared on concert stages throughout the US, sitting in with such bands as the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Bayou Brothers Band. He has a singular style with beautiful syncopations.

Elizabeth Strong Elizabeth Strong with Dan Cantrell and Evan Fraser: Elizabeth Strong's understanding of Middle Eastern dance and Eastern folk music began as a child in the California folk music community. As a teenager she began to study the dance formally and passionately. After receiving a B.A. in History, Elizabeth began to research dance in Bulgaria, Tunisia, Greece, Morocco, Egypt and most notably in Turkey, where she developed a relationship with members of the Rom community. Elizabeth has maintained the integrity and spirit of traditional dance forms inside of a contemporary framework. She has worked with other innovative artists including Rachel Brice, Jillina Carlano, Jill Parker, Dan Cantrell, Mardi Love and Zoe Jakes, and currently teaches and performs internationally.

Crosspulse Duo Keith Terry and Evie Ladin: Keith Terry is the Artistic Director of the IBMF, and has developed a contemporary Body Music style and methodology well-used by classroom and music teachers for a host of applications throughout curricula. Keith has two instructional DVDs on Crosspulse Media, with the third DVD and accompanying book due out in 2011. Bending and blending traditional and contemporary music and dance, allowing rhythm to forge connections in unexpected ways, Keith Terry with Evie Ladin brings together diverse influences - Jazz and World Music, Appalachian Hambone and Step Dancing traditions - with delightful humor and skill.

Khalid Freeman Khalid Freeman is a stepper, dancer and choreographer based in Los Angeles. He has toured internationally with STOMP and both appeared in and choreographed for the seminal film "Stomp The Yard" based on stepping competitions. He leads a percussive dance/stepping group Molodi and loves working with and teaching children his art.

James Harding has been teaching music to children for over 20 years, primarily at the San Francisco School. He presents workshops for other music teachers all over the US and internationally in Australia, Thailand, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Austria. He collects hand games wherever he goes, recently learning a cool Argentinian one from two 8-year-old boys in the airport near Iguazu Falls.

Linda Akiyama has 25 years of experience teaching in public elementary schools. She has used rhythms, chants and rhymes extensively to support the teaching of academic subjects. Linda also teaches science education courses through the SEP program at UCSF.

Sofia Lopez-Ibor teaches music based on Orff Schulwerk to children 3 years-8th grade at The San Francisco School. Sofia travels extensively internationally giving courses, workshops and lectures on Orff Schulwerk.