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En Casa Con Sonia!

March 1 - 19, 2021

FREE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
GRADES preK-3

(on-demand video series)

Join Latin Grammy nominee, Sonia De Los Santos from home with “En Casa con Sonia!”

Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Sonia was born with a smile on her face (that’s what her mom always says) and she can easily find the things in the world that bring her joy. Through her music, she shares some of the themes that make her happy: migrating butterflies, waking up early, wildflowers, maracas, being grateful to her parents, playing with her band, and of course, singing about birds! These songs in Spanish and English are inspired by various Latin American rhythms including son jarocho, cumbia, gaita, currulao and huayno hailing from Mexico, Colombia and Peru as well as the North American folk traditions from the United States. This unique virtual concert and video series also includes songs that reflect her experiences growing up in Mexico and moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage. Messages of joyful community music making and cultural bridge building will inspire and excite children and grownups of all backgrounds.

Note: this experience is limited to students based in the state of Iowa. By registering, you are verifying that the students taking part in this experience are located within the eligible geographic area. Thank you for helping us protect artists’ work and use agreements.

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INCLUDED IN THE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP

This four-part virtual field trip includes:

  • Concert video, approx. 15-20 minutes, featuring “Esta Es Tu Tierra (This Land Is Your Land)”
  • Latin Rhythms Video
  • Sonia’s Instruments Video
  • Bonus Song Video: “La Golondrina” with themes about migration and immigration
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Social-Emotional Learning

Self-Awareness: Integrating personal and social identities; Identifying personal, cultural, and linguistic assets; Developing interests and a sense of purpose

Social Awareness: Taking others’ perspectives; Demonstrating empathy and compassion; Understanding and expressing gratitude

Social Studies

Behavioral Science: Recognize the Interaction Between the Individual and Various Groups; Examine Factors that Led to Continuity and Change on Human Development and Behavior

Geography: Analyze Human Population, Movement and Patterns

Music

Responding: Response to music is informed by analyzing context (social, cultural and historical) and how creators and performers manipulate the elements of music; Through their use of elements and structures of music, creators and performers provide clues to their expressive intent

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long is the show? 
Total content is approximately 45 minutes, broken up into segments ranging from 6-20 minutes

How many times can I view it?
Once you gain access, as many times as you wish!

When can my students view it?
March 1-19, 2021

Can I preview the show? What is the show like?
While we cannot grant preview access to the show, we recommend that you visit Sonia’s YouTube channel if you’d like to get a sense of her music and its themes.

Do you have any supplemental material to accompany the show?
Yes! Check out Sonia’s Study Guide for more information on Sonia and recommended activities. We’ll also prepare some additional supplemental materials to help you draw out further curriculum connections that will be shared at the same time the video series links are released to you.

Event Details

FORMAT:
ON-DEMAND VIDEO SERIES

Streaming March 1-19, 2021
Grades preK-3

Des Moines Performing Arts is proud to offer this education opportunity at no cost to participants.

School Groups: Register Here!

Home Educators: Register Here!

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