World Carnival at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

World Carnival at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

World Carnival, featuring two hundred children singing a collection of music from around the world with support from members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, takes place on 21 March.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra and the Irish World Academy will present World Carnival, a project involving 120 children from seventeen nationalities, on 21 March at 12pm at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

World Carnival will feature the fruits of a two-year classroom project at Presentation Primary School, where weekly workshops have been held in world song for children aged four to eight years. These children will perform songs from countries such as South Africa, Ghana, India, Poland and Ireland. They will be accompanied by members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Katherine Hunka and Malachy Robinson and guests from Latin American group Lunfardia featuring Lucas Gonzales and Dermot Dunne.

World Carnival is presented by the Sanctuary Project, which is a cultural initiative of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance celebrating the musical traditions of refugees and asylum seekers in Ireland. The project has also been supported by PAUL Partnership and Limerick City Arts Office.

Entry is free, tickets can be reserved at irishchamberorchstra.com.

Published on 9 March 2012

Stephen Graham is a lecturer in music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He blogs at www.robotsdancingalone.wordpress.com.

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