Songs of Peace from around the World takes the audience members on a journey around the world through different cultures and times. It is a 1 hour show, fits adults, seniors, and young adults. Either well known songs or new and unfamiliar, each song evokes feelings of peace, joy and community and expands are conceptual and musical boarders. There will be songs from Africa, Ireland, South America, Israel and popular American songs. Sagit is a multi instrumentalist jazz musician who plays a mix of special instruments through which she educates the audience about the countries where they're from, folkloric rhythms and styles that they might not have heard before. She uses the skills of her Jazz music from Berklee College of Music in Boston to improvise on the spot and add some "jazzy/bluesy" touch into the live music. The concert is communicative and interactive, asks questions, and broadens musical (and geographical horizons).
Program Description: Songs of Peace from around the world "Become familiar with traditional music from cultures across the world! Berklee Graduate, International performer Sagit Zilberman performs “Songs of Peace from around the world ” an interactive global music concert. This concert introduces adults to instruments such as the didgeridoo, space-drum, recorder and saxophone as a part of a cultural journey she has been engaged in, around the world. As her background is in yoga instruction and tour guiding, She traveled in countries such as Kenya, Brazil, Poland, and the United States as well as her native country Israel. With her music and story, she aspires to empower her audience to dare to feel the passion in their lives and of course - travel and explore. There will be some audience participation optional."
recommended time - all week. Recommended ages: adults room: big room with an outlet and chairs* fee: Ideally $400. Length: 45 minutes up to an hour ** *Program could fit outside too if there is an outlet. ** longer programs are available as well at a different price.
Here is the info for the adults program, it could also be a mix of the two programs, and could be intergenerational - teens, adults, families, seniors. This program features 20 instruments and 7 cultures and also have a dimension of wellness, personal growth and spirituality, also it features different musical styles such as: Jazz, World Music, Folk Music, Traditional Music and American Music.
I've reached Boston 11 years ago to study jazz saxophone at Berklee College of Music between 2007-2011 and before that at the Jerusalem academy of Music & Dance between 2004-2006. Through my travels around the world with a variety of musical projects (in Africa, Europe, South-America and the Middle-East) I've studied and collected unique styles and instruments. I've realized that through playing the folk music of a country, I could transport my audience to that country that has a unique essence/feeling and bring it to life right there. Exploring different cultures creates a sense of one world community and peace. The most frequent thing I hear from people after my show is: "I feel a great sense of love, serenity and peace in my heart" and they usually comment on the instruments "wow, what interesting instruments, I've never seen this.. or that"
Here you could see a few examples of songs and their cultures. Since this is a low cost (solo) show, I am playing all the instruments and sing. I have a looper that adds the layers together, and so - everything you hear on these videos is played by me at a live show moment.
Some of the instruments are:
HandPan (Metal drum from Switzerland) Cajon (drum box from Peru) Saxophone Recorder (the small flute kids play) Computerized sounds I've programmed on the piece "Circle Timbre" Also - Didgeridoo (Australia) and Rainstick (Chile)
The show starts with darkness, "the creation of the world started with silence" and gradually I add sounds from nature, the elements, then we journey to different cultures and countries and in the end - coming back home to the United States and remembering the good that we have here with all the diversity. It is highly engaging the audience clapping, singing, counting, dancing!!)
Songs of Peace from Around the World takes the audience members on a journey around the world through different cultures and times. Some are well known songs that evoke feelings of peace and community. There will be songs from Africa, Ireland, South America, Israel and popular American songs. Sagit is a multi instrumentalist world musician who plays a mix of special instruments through which she educates the audience about the countries where they're from and also opens and expands their world. She uses the skills of improvisation and mindfulness practice she studied and gathered over the years from her endeavors as a Touring musician around the world and Yoga & Meditation Instructor at Organizations and Facilities to add a multidisciplinary dimension to her presentation. The program will sense the audience members and if they allow, it will invite them to participate in different ways.
Another description formate: Magical and rare opportunity to experience traditional music from cultures across the world! International jazz multi-instrumentalist Sagit Zilberman will perform an interactive global music program who has traveled in more than 10 States. This program introduces audience members to instruments such as the didgeridoo, rainstick, tongue drum, space drum, saxophone, and through unique sounds and songs invites them to celebrate and appreciate our diverse planets’ nature, animals and cultures! It also empowers young, and young at heart to use their own voices, rhythm and body as instruments to play and create music with others.
Audience/Age groups:Public Libraries in the USA serve a diverse community and provides for a wide range of educational and entertainment opportunities for interested patrons to partake. The following strategic goals and audiences provide examples: Infant to Early Elementary School Age and their families - Improve visual/sound perception, learning and executive functioning skills, increase sense of joy by participating in an activity with their family and others in their environment. Elementary School – Fun, hands-on engaging opportunity to encourage discovery and limit learning gaps by participating, recognizing sounds, cultural distinctions, geography, and elements of nature that they know. Young Adults and Adults – enhance social interactions and peer support where participants are invited to partake in the musical activity and answer questions about cultures and the planet. All Ages, especially Adults and Seniors - Enhance social interaction, provide for physical activity. Cross Generational Learning – Share interests and contributing to a common purpose or goal. All Ages, Cultural Diversity: Raise awareness and understanding; inform dialog, display culture, and traditions. how does the program address different ages and learning abilities?The program is designed to deliver the message to be received easily for the different groups depending on their learning capabilities and age. For example: sometimes in a group of toddlers, there are mentally challenged individuals, autistic or other developmental deficiencies. The approach there is more experiential, fun and captivating their interest and more “hands on” experience. For the older crowds, it’s more music, more diversity of songs, more “material” being taught. For the teens it’s more about self growth and finding our path, inspiration songs about life and empowering them individually. The program appeals to all ages.
References "Sagit is truly an inspiration! She brought a lovely evening of peace, music, celebration, and dancing to the A.K. Smiley Public Library with her Songs of Peace program. She is a talented musician who is dedicated to spreading her message of peace through music and performance." Adults concert on 1/14/2019 -Jennifer Downey, Principal Librarian, A.K. Smiley Library, Redlands, CA
"As it regards to a reference from another librarian, I'd recommend to call Karyn Isleb from Manchester City Library, I'll be back there this summer, so that's another testimony of their approval and love of the program. Here is what she wrote: "Sagit is a very talented musician. She is easy to work with and very professional. Her Songs of Peace program was amazing. The variety of instruments that she includes fascinated those who attended the program. Our audience enjoyed being able to become a part of the program. All spoke highly of the program afterwards. It was one of the best programs we had this summer. We will definitely have Sagit come back" Karyn Isleb, Head of Youth Services, Manchester City Library, 405 Pine Street, Manchester, NH 03104 603-624-6550 ext. email@example.com
“It was nice to hear music from other parts of the world.” Mrs. Trujillo “We have to have her (Sagit) come back and perform at the River Walk park.” Mr. George Duncan, City Manager, Bloomfield, NM. “Oh, what a wonderful program.” K. Schlapp, Chair, Bloomfield Library Board. “So nice to hear music from my childhood.” Abena McNeely “What a great program. With her story telling and music, Sagit engaged the audience (from young adults to seniors) on a musical journey around the world.” Peggy Loyd, Director of Library ServicesBloomfield Public Library333 S 1st StreetBloomfield, NM 87413 505-632-8315 - on 11/29/2018
“It’s a very peaceful and soothing experience that is also very engaging for the audience” Colleen Naderer, Janet F Harte Public Library in Corpus Christi, TX - on 9/29/2018
"My deepest gratitude for an absolutely stellar performance at our library. Everyone highly praised your artistry and warm rapport with the families. Your interactive show is wonderfully refreshing and cultivates an appreciate and respect for our world's diversity. In my opinion, It was a wonderful interactive show that engaged everybody together in a joyous celebration of global awareness, and if anyone would like to speak with me to receive a reference I'm happy to provide that." Constance Keremes, Patrick Heath Public Library, Boerne, TX on 9/22/2018
"Feel Good, unexpected, informative, infectious, Sagit encouraged everyone to participate" -Debra DuBose, Head Librarian and Stacy, librarian. at the Driscoll Public Library, Devine, TX on 9/21/2018
"Wonderful presentation of life and music. Audience loved the different sounds the instruments made and the music they could make using their bodies. The trip around the world with music was very entertaining!" Sheri Mantei, Wilson Public Library, Floresville, TX on 9/20/2018
"Sagit is a very talented musician. She is easy to work with and very professional. Her Songs of Peace program was amazing. The variety of instruments that she includes fascinated those who attended the program. Our audience enjoyed being able to become a part of the program. All spoke highly of the program afterwards. It was one of the best programs we had this summer. We will definitely have Sagit come back. – Karyn Isleb, Manchester City Library, Manchester, NH on 8/14
“Sagit did an amazing job interacting with the audience as a whole. We took a trip around the world through sounds and movement. What a fantastic way to explore, learn more, and have fun. Sagit is such a gentle soul who truly loves what she does. We look forward to seeing her again for future performances.” Emily LaPierre, Children's Librarian, Vineyard Haven Public Library on Tuesday 7/24
" Sagit connects beautifully with the audience, plays a wide variety of instruments, and spreads her message of harmony and peace" Charlotte Wood, Wilmington Public Library, MA. on Thursday 7/19
"Sagit’s program is magical, mystical, musical odyssey. it is introspective while engaging!” Lindsey Hughes, Milton Mils Public Library, Cape Cod, MA on Wednesday 7/18
" We hosted Sagit at our library this summer. Families throughly enjoyed the range of instruments she brought to share, and her peaceful message was perfect for our young audience. What a unique diverse program! we in Milton would highly recommend Sagit.” Sara Truog Assistant Director, Milton Public Library on Monday 7/16 "In a world where we are constantly moving with little time to stop and just be, Sagit's program helped them be present in the moment. She helped them to relax with music and took their minds on a journey to calming places and thoughts. It was truly a great experience. Thank you Sagit! Laura Walton, Martha's Vineyard, MA. on 6/5/2018
"It was a pleasure to work with Sagit. She was very professional. She arrived on time and ready to work with our audience. She is charming and warm and her music was inspiring. The participants in the workshop were delighted with the presentation. They especially enjoyed the opportunity to make music themselves. All in all a highly enjoyable evening." Dorothy Keller, Branch Director, Faneuil Branch Library, MA
"I would like to thank Sagit for holding a music and meditation workshop at our branch library... Her variety of musical instruments was beautiful and interesting and I think helped to center participants’ focus. We had a couple of adult patrons and a couple of teen patrons who participated. The workshop seemed adaptable to all who were present. Also, patrons commented afterward that they felt relaxed and/or that they learned something new about the practice of meditation. We would love to have Sagit come back. Patrons who missed the workshop are hoping there will be another one." Akunna Eneh, Programs and Community Outreach Librarian, Dudley Branch Library, MA
Sagit Zilberman is a talented, creative and spiritual musician. We had the pleasure of enjoying her performance at Adath Israel Religious School last Sunday. In her quite, calm way, Sagit was able to engage all ages K-7 th gr. in her special music instruments demonstration, while singing songs and dancing together. All students and teachers felt inspired by Sagit's unique personality and teaching style. Naama Yarden, Director, Adas Israel congregation, Washington, DC
Thank you for your amazing and inspiring performance yesterday! You held all the children’s attention from our 4 year olds to our toddlers. They were fascinated by your soft-spoken, lyrical voice and your instruments. A teacher came to me after the short performance and said you were magical! High praise from this twenty-six year teaching veteran! We can’t wait to have you back. Please email me when you will be back in Baltimore, we will set a date. Jill Eisen, Director, Baltimore Hebrew School, Baltimore, MD.
"Thank you so much for coming to our school. Our classes loved how sweet and warm you are, and the children are OBSESSED with your cool instruments! Thanks again!" Abby Koplow, Gan HaYeled Mildred and Jess Fisher Early Childhood Center. 202-362-4491
Program visited at these locations at 2018-2019 In 2018 we had the pleasure and honor to perform at these local Boston Libraries: Sumerville, Roslindale, Mattapan, Brighton Faneuil Branch and 40 Academy Rd. Brighton Branch, Beverly, Kingston, Manchester, Canton, Milton, Abbot, Honan-Allson, Egleston, Dudley, Codman, Medford, Robbins, Tewksbury, Wilmington. Cape Cod area: Marston Mills, Vineyard Haven, Kingston, scheduled for West Falmouth, Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury, Truro, New Bedford for the summer. In 2018 we had the pleasure and honor to perform at these local Boston Libraries: Sumerville, Roslindale, Mattapan, Brighton Faneuil Branch and 40 Academy Rd. Brighton Branch, Beverly, Kingston, Manchester, Canton, Milton, Abbot, Honan-Allson, Egleston, Dudley, Codman, Medford, Robbins, Tewksbury, Wilmington. And these local Texas Libraries: New Braunfels Public Library, Wilson County Public Library, Driscoll Public Library, Patrick Heath Public Library, Barshop Jewish Community Center, Janet F. Harte Public Library, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, HPL Express Discovery Green, Henington-Alief Regional Library, Clara B. Mounce Public Library, Tom Green County Library - Angelo West Branch, Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, Georgetown Public Library. New Mexico Libraries/Museums: Western Heritage Museum (Hobbs, NM), Silver City Public Library, Edgewood Community Library, Placitas Community Library, Erna Fergusson Public Library, Taylor Ranch Library, Poe Tsawa Community Library, Mesa Public Library, Bloomfield Public Library, Porter’s Restaurant (Farmington, NM) Arizona Public Libraries: Concho, Snowflake, Show-Low, Pinetop, Holbrook, Winslow, Queen-Creek, El-Mirage, Black Canyon. California: Vista, Santa Monica, A K Smiley.
An international musician from Israel, started playing recorder and piano at the age of 6 years old, studied at Berklee college of Music Performance Graduate with honors Cum Laude, and have performed internationally and toured in more than 15 countries in South-America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, and learned songs and also unique instruments that she now owns and plays. She has been student of the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance in 2005-2007 and recorded a jazz album "Simply Love" in 2007 on jazz saxophone which sold more than 1000 copies so far. Sagit toured with jazz bands and recorded in Poland, and Brazil, in festivals and clubs. Sagit used to work as a Yoga & Mediation instructor and a tour guid in Israel, and she loves to travel. She has been presenting her program above around the country for the past year and has received encouraging reviews that made her keep pursuing it and advertising to more locations and libraries. You could find more details about her on the home page.
Program in details:
The program tells the story of a little boy who grows up in Africa and makes his way through different countries when he realizes he wants to go back home. It’s an imaginary story about independence, appreciation for nature, life wit and wisdom, rhythm, listening to our passions, our hearts and bodies and commuting with others along the journey.
1. “The song of the Rainforest”/Congo - Africa - 5 minutes
2. “Welcome song”- let’s groove/Nigeria Africa- 5 minutes Fanga Alafia is a groovy-moovy Nigerian welcome song (call and response) which tells the story of a kind and queen welcoming new guests for their kingdom. Translation - Alafia: A greeting, like hello with the meaning of "good health" or "peace" (like "shalom"). Alafia is a type of traditional welcome dance. Fanga: A traditional welcome dance. It's often misspelled as "funga". Ashe: (Pronounced "ah-shay") The Yoruba believe "ashe" is a basic force emanating from the Creator that unites all living and non-living things. Some translate it as "amen" (although that word has more western connotations). Sample: https://youtu.be/ZTWySGpPVv0
3. Celtic dance/Irland - 5 minutes Using recorder and hand-pan and cajon (Peruvian percussion drum box) with looper. The audience will be instructed to clap.
4. "Sari gelin - Arabic song from Turkey/Armenia, meditative and contemplative.
5. Hene Ma Tov/Israel - 3 minutes This is a song that unites us as a group. It’s message is “how good it is to sit brothers and sisters together” we all sit as one and move to the music, I teach how to sing one sound together.
I've collected these in my travels and were given as gifts from friends sometimes. They are from: Australia, Nigeria, Brazil, Vietnam, Chile, Jamaica, Israel.
The Hand-Pan aka Sapce-Drum aka Pantam aka my drum
this is my drum, it has 10 notes, the lowest is E, 4 of those sounds repeat as an octave. so only 6 different notes. It’s easier than piano, but challenging to translate the harmony of the songs. Playing it for people and for children is the most fun thing I’ve ever done. The drum was made by Nobuya who is a Japanese who lives and works in Israel as well. Here is a link to his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/yamaguchi.art