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Kids and Culture

Boston Jerkfest is a family-friendly festival filled with activities for children and adults of all ages! The Kids & Culture zone offers free face painting as well as arts and craft activities. We are looking forward to another great Kids & Culture!

Kids & Culture Zone Coordinator, Kathy Nichols

Jamming with the Pans – Children will make their own percussion items from materials which we provide to them. After they make their instruments, they will jam with the performers of the Tempo International Steel Band.

Folk and Fun – Community members will share folkloric stories and song about Jamaican culture- Jamaicaribe Choral Dramatic Society (JCDS) and others.

Fitness Party with Afrobeat Fit – Is a 1 hour fitness party where movement and music derive from West Africa and the UK. Participants leave class dripping with sweat and humming their favorite Afrobeat tunes. Instruction is for beginners and for anyone/everyone. They currently have classes running in NY, Rhode Island and MA.

 

 

Face painting – Well sought after master face painter artist Angela Owens will give kids and adults a memorable makeover!  You can expect high energy, bright colors, and amazing creations from this seasoned face painting veteran.  She can work with any audience, from adult models to excited children at birthday parties.  

Arts and Crafts – Community groups are invited to coordinate arts and craft activities

Lawn Games – Community groups are invited to coordinate games for families

 

2017 Kids & Culture Schedule

Saturday, June 24

Session 1
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • Painting as Art & Ritual with Angela Owens
  • Arts and Crafts with community group
  • Make your own percussion instrument
  • Lawn games

12:00 – 12:15   Jamming with the Pans –  Jam Session with Tempo International Steel Band

1:00 – 2:00  Afrobeat Fit on the Lawn

1:45 – 2:00   Jamming with the Pans –  Jam Session with Tempo International Steel Band

2:00 – 3:00 Folk and Fun with Jamaicaribe Choral Dramatic Society (JCDS)

2:30 – 2:45  Jamming with the Pans –  Jam Session with Tempo International Steel Band

Session 2
4:00 – 7:30

  • Painting as Art & Ritual with Angela Owens
  • Arts and Crafts with community groups
  • Make your own percussion instrument
  • Lawn games

5:00 – 5:15   Jamming with the Pans –  Jam Session with Tempo International Steel Band

6:00 – 7:00 Afrobeat Fit on the Lawn

7:15 – 7:30  Jamming with the Pans  Jam Session with Tempo International Steel Band

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