India and Nepal Dance and Music

Source: Joe Gorman, Music Specialist, D. Newlin Fell Elementary School Description: These are teaching resources on Indian and Nepali music and dance that have been collected by elementary music teacher Joe Gorman. He includes activities on Diwali dance, Bollywood dance and music, Jantar Mantar, Om Mani Padme Hum (Buddhist mantra chant), Mandala, traditional instruments, and…
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Art Exhibits in City Hall

Source: City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy Description: Free art exhibits in Philadelphia’s City Hall which highlight the diverse cultural vibrancy of Philadelphia with the art of professional, aspiring, and emerging artists. Free tours can also be scheduled. Website: creativephl.org/exhibitions/
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International Classroom: World Culture Educators

Source: Penn Museum Description: The Penn Museum provides schools with workshops and speakers from around the globe who can teach students more about their cultures and homelands through intercultural dialogues, world language exercises, and multiple viewpoints about aspects of daily life. The diverse group of speaker workshops feature cultures from regions in Africa, Asia, North/Central/South America,…
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International Classroom: Cultural Performers

Source: Penn Museum Description: Local performing artists introduce cultural rituals, traditions, and stories from around the world. These workshops use a range of arts such as poetry, dance, and puppets to educate students about vibrant cultural traditions. Website: www.penn.museum/teachers-and-students/k-12-educators/international-classroom/overview
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Middle East Media Library

Source: Middle East Center: University of Pennsylvania Description: The Middle East Center maintains a collection of videos and DVDs pertaining to the Middle East for individual and educational use by Penn faculty, students, and K-12 educators in the greater Philadelphia area. Films are available for pick up in person at the office at 3340 Walnut St.,…
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Speakers’ Bureau on the Middle East and North Africa

Source: Middle East Center: University of Pennsylvania Description: The Speakers Bureau provides K-12 schools in the greater Philadelphia area with the opportunity to receive free lectures from advanced graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania. The speakers come from a wide variety of disciplines and offer expertise in such fields as politics, culture, religion, art, and…
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Storyteller Denise Valentine

Source: Denise Valentine Description: Denise Valentine is a professional storyteller, historical performer, teaching folk artist and cultural arts consultant. Her storytelling performance illustrates the power of story to transcend differences between people, transform negativity and inspire hope. The storyteller delights audiences with traditional folktales from around the world flavored with colorful people, talking animals, humor,…
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Scottish Highland Bagpipes

Source: Kenneth G. Annand Description: Kenneth G. Annand is a Philadelphia area musician specializing in Scottish Highland Bagpipes. He is available for performances (birthdays, weddings, funerals, etc.). Contact Info: Kevin G. Annand at 484-802-8545
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Mural Arts Philadelphia

Source: Mural Arts Philadelphia Description: Mural Arts has unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 60–100 public art projects each year and maintains its growing collection through a restoration initiative. Mural Arts has…
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Bethlehem Roberson

Source: Bethlehem Roberson Description:  A Philadelphia native, Bethlehem has been singing since she was a child – singing by herself and vocalizing with her musical cousins. Performing around the region for over 15 years, she is in an-demand professional who has worked with numerous Philly artists and musicians, sung in churches and cafes to notable Philly venues/events including TEDx Philadelphia,The Kimmel Center, Sistah’s…
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