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OCTOBER 2011 NEWSLETTER   
In This Issue:
· Win Fair Trade Ghanaian Chocolate!
· NEW: January Study Abroad Course in Ghana
· Percussive Arts Society International Conference
· Sustainable Drum Making in West Africa
· Featured Blog: NORC/U Chicago Teaching Artist Report

Win Fair Trade Ghanaian Chocolate! 

Cocoa farmer in Ghana

Like ThisWorldMusic on Facebook and be entered to win a year's supply of Fair Trade chocolate! Sourced in Ghana, Divine Chocolate is not only delicious, it is 45% owned by cocoa farmers:

   

NEW: January Study Abroad Course in Ghana 

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Study drumming, dancing & singing in Ghana, West Africa, January 2-14, 2012. Earn 3 credits (undergrad. or grad.) from UMass Amherst. Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada: 

 

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Percussive Arts Society Int'l Conference 

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Stop by our booth (#1200) at PASIC 2011 for free t-shirts and other treats, as well as special deals on traditional drums and our Africa study abroad programs: 

 

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Sustainable Drum Making in West Africa African drum heading

The raw materials needed for African drums are rapidly being depleted. An innovative Kickstarter project will provide seed money and expertise to startup antelope farms in rural Ghana:  

 

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Blog: NORC/U Chicago Teaching Artist ReportNORC logo

TWM was mentioned in an important 3-year study just out from the National Opinion Research Council (NORC) at The University of Chicago titled "Teaching Artists and the Future of Education"

 

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Thanks for reading and, as always, keep it funky!

Sincerely,

Jeremy Cohen
Founder/Director
ThisWorldMusic
Cambridge, MA
+1.617.833.5207
thisworldmusic.com

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SCHEDULE

2011

Sept. 29-Nov. 17
Boston, MA

Nov. 9-12
Percussive Arts Int'l Conference
Indianapolis, IN

Nov. 28-May 18
Unlocking the Light
Northampton, MA

2012
Jan. 2-14
UMass Winter Session in Ghana
Ghana, West Africa

February 4
Boston, MA

July (dates TBD)
Central CT State
New Britain, CT

July 16-20
Gordon College
Wenham, MA

July 17-Aug. 16
UMass Summer Session in Ghana
Ghana, West Africa 
 
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