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99 Drums, presented by Accessible Arts, Inc., for visually-impaired youth, ages 9-15, will occur April 22 & 23, 2006 at Kansas State School for the Blind, Kansas City, Kansas

99 Drums is a weekend of interactive music and dance workshops exploring the arts, history, customs, and food of West African, Native American, Caribbean and Middle Eastern cultures. Workshops and performances will be presented by professional artists from the Traditional Music Society (Bird Fleming, Artistic Director), Accessible Arts, and storytellers.
Children ages 9-15 from across the state of Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area are welcome. Registration costs $45 if registered by April 14th; $60 after April 14th on a space available basis. Cost includes 10 workshops, 4 meals and an overnight stay! (Scholarships are available; must request in writing by April 14th)

Activities run from 8:30 AM Saturday, April 22 to 4:30 PM Sunday, April 23, 2006.

99 Drums is presented by Accessible Arts, Inc. in collaboration with the Kansas State School for the Blind, and the Traditional Music Society

99 Drums will bring together a group of children with and without disabilities to experience music and dance in a celebration of diverse cultures in an inclusive environment. Participants may stay Saturday night on the campus of the Kansas State School for the Blind (overnight adult supervision will be provided). There will be a free public performance on Sunday, April 23rd at 2:30 PM in the gym. Families and
the public are invited.

Adult volunteers are essential to this program. Please consider volunteering. Training will occur before the event. If you're interested, please call Accessible Arts, (913) 281-1133 or e-mail to accarts@accessiblearts.org


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