Jamaican Sing Along

a part of the Adirondack Global Arts Festival

Is learning languages your passion?

Spend an hour learning the native language of Jamaica, Patwa, through song. This sing-a-long is sure to open our hearts to a world of beautiful song. 

About the Instructors: Nicky Hylton-Patterson & Amy Nelson

Nicky Hylton-Patterson is new to the Adirondacks and is the first director of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative. Nicky will bring us the sweet sounds of Patwa through a Jamaican Song. Her journey from St. Catherine, Jamaica to Saranac Lake is one marked by lengthy sojourns in Trondheim, Norway, Elmira NY, and Tempe, AZ.  A relentless advocate for justice and equity, Nicky has 20+ years of experience as a community organizer, educator, activist scholar and diversity & inclusion subject matter expert and practitioner.

Amy Nelson is a resident of Keene, transplanted here from Madison, Wisconsin where she taught k-12 music in the public schools for 20 years and in a dual language charter school for five of those years. She got her masters degree at Vandercook College of Music and for the last three and a half years has taught k-12 general and choral music at Westport Central School here in the Adirondacks. She also performs regionally as a soloist, collaborating with a variety of artists in the area, from folk to jazz to opera. This offering is borne of a shared passion for the flavors of language and what a multicultural approach can do to connect us all to ourselves and each other.

Saturday 3/7/2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adult: $12
Child: $10
Adult 3 Pack / Child 3 Pack: $30 / $25
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