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Snap happy body music festival coming to Wellesley

body musicThe International Body Music Festival is headed to Wellesley College this weekend — and New England for the first time — and the public is invited to find out what all the snapping, clapping and stomping is all about.

The International Body Music Festival is a project of Crosspulse, an Oakland-based non-profit dedicated to the performance, recording and education of cross-cultural rhythmic arts.

The 2013 Festival brings ten artists from Brazil, Bali, Spain, and the United States to Wellesley College for a week-long residency. A wrap-up show will take place on Nov. 19 at the Berklee Performance Center, Berklee College of Music.


Schedule of Public Events

Body Music in Boston: Opening Concert at Wellesley

Saturday, November 16, 7:30pm, Reception to follow, Wellesley College, Jewett Auditorium

Free and open to the public. Reservations recommended to [email protected].

A touring concert of traditional and contemporary Body Music from around the globe, this evening includes 10 artists from the 2013 International Body Music Festival, in New England for the very first time.


Public Workshop: Body Music: Interactive!

Sunday, November 17, 12:00-2:00pm, Wellesley College, Alumnae Hall Ballroom

Free for Wellesley College Faculty, Staff and Students; Public $5-15 suggested donation

Delve into the various genres of Body Music represented by Body Music pioneer Keith Terry and artists from the 6th International Body Music Festival.


Family Show: Body Music: for All Ages

Sunday, November 17, 3:00pm, Jewett Auditorium, 106 Central Street, Wellesley

Suggested donation, $3-5 per person; Reservations recommended, [email protected]

A lively hour of body music designed to delight all ages!


Body Music in Boston: Closing Concert at Berklee

Tuesday, November 19, 8:15pm, Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston

Question and Answer session following the performance; Tickets $8 advance/12 day-of, www.berklee.edu/box-office


Body Music: Epilogue, Midday Muse

Wednesday, November 20, 12:30-2pm

Wellesley College, Jewett Auditorium, 106 Central Street, Wellesley
Free and open to the public. Reservations recommended, [email protected]

Learn more deeply about the traditions, the artists, and the innovations. See demonstrations, and reflect on the festival’s first week ever in Boston!

Reservations for events taking place in Wellesley’s Jewett Auditorium are suggested, as space is limited. Free public parking for events at Wellesley College is available in Wellesley’s Davis Parking Facility, 106 Central St.



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