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Children’s Day 2020- Superstar Spotlight!

Happy Children’s Day! Children are making remarkable actions everyday, so today we’re highlighting a few talented kids who are making big change in our world.   Jahkil Jackson After 8 year old Jahkil Jackson helped his aunt distribute food to Chicagoians experiencing homelessness, he knew he wanted to step up and create some serious change. He set to work, creating […]

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6 Children’s Books to Celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth, June 19th, is a day to celebrate when all American’s honored the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Today, sometimes called Freedom Day, it honors the end of slavery in the United States. However, prejudice didn’t stop when slavery ended. Here are six books to continue to learn about Black History and discrimination with your kids. […]

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More Composer Kids

Have you ever wondered what classical composers were like when they were kids? Let’s meet a few and find out! Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Franz Liszt [that’s pronounced “List!”] was born in Hungary. His father was a government official, and he also played the piano, the cello, and the guitar. Franz especially loved listening to his […]

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Composer Kids

Have you ever wondered what classical composers were like when they were kids? Let’s meet a few and find out! Maria Anna Mozart (1751–1829)& Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Maria Anna Mozart (nicknamed Nannerl) were musical Austrian siblings. When little brother Wolfgang was a toddler, he was fascinated by his sister’s piano […]

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ICAN’s First Photo Album

All Classical Portland launched the International Children’s Art Network on April 15th, 2019. Over the past 366 days (thanks, Leap Year!) ICAN has worked with more than 100 young people to create over 1,000 audio segments; from poetry to adventures, from introducing music to telling stories, kids are at the heart of ICAN’s programming. Here […]

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Dances from More Lands

All over the world, people like to get up and dance! Here’s a collection of five additional kinds of dance, each from a different culture. You can read about them, you can listen to the dance music, and you can dance if you want to!  Kabuki: Dance and Singing Art Form from Japan  A Solo […]

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Dances from Many Lands

All over the world, people like to get up and dance! Here’s a collection of five kinds of dance, each from a different culture. You can read about them, you can listen to the dance music, and you can dance if you want to!  Kolo: A Dance from the Balkans Slavonic Dance Op. 72 No. […]

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The Lullaby – A Song for Everyone

The lullaby, also known as a cradle song, is one of the most recognized, universal, and consistent genres of music in the world. Although it is impossible to pinpoint the origin of the lullaby, the title began to be used in the late 16th century. Lullabies are mainly known for being utilized to sooth as […]

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