Feb 11, 2021
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La MaMa Kids: Animal Sounds From Central America

A demonstration and workshop lead by Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra a.k.a. Lady Xøk (Maya-Lenca tribal citizen)

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A soundscape stop-motion short about Central American animals. Look, listen, and learn about Indigenous instruments and other silly sounds. Can you identify the instrumental sounds each animal makes? A get experience for multilingual families and nonverbal children, who want to experience music and traditions from Latinx/Central America.

Build your own instrument

Rasquache Instrument

Save your recycling, toilet paper rolls, pennies, doodads, and thinga-ma-bobs!

You’ll just need scissors, a little tape, and some decoration to make your own shaker to narrate with music together from home.


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Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra a.k.a. Lady Xøk (Maya-Lenca tribal citizen) is a Midwest based artist, musician, and culture bearer whose work is rooted in Latinx Indigenous Futurisms. Her interdisciplinary practice (visual art, music, theatre, dance, literature, puppetry & public art) often speaks from a perspective of Liberation Theology about interconnectedness, environmental justice, healing, and collective resilience. Lady Xøk is a nu-nueva project mixing rock, folk, and Indigenous instruments performed inside multimedia installations for experimental storytelling performance. Funded in part with support from Cheryl Henson and The Jim Henson Foundation. http://www.rebekahcrisanta.com/

The show is produced under the following program(s):

La MaMa Kids

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La MaMa Kids Online presents kids performances and hands-on workshops online, timed especially for “after school” viewing! La MaMa will continue to use emerging technologies to create a new venue for artistic expression that questions how art can function and how we as a society can survive challenging periods of history.

Online Happenings

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Presented by La MaMa and CultureHub, La MaMa is exploring ways to respond creatively to a situation that is potentially changing how we gather as a community in our theatres. La MaMa is working with CultureHub to provide online streaming of select productions and events on Howlround Theatre Commons.

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