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Sonar Kids, creative experiences for parents and children

On Sunday the 19th of June, Barcelona will have a wonderful time around music and a variety of creative experiences that bring together parents and children in the Sonar Kids 2011, which takes place at the festival of advanced music and Sonar multimedia.

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Various activities scheduled for this edition of the festival will take place at SonarComplex and SonarVillage, as well as in the spaces designated by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) and the Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB).

This activity was created to establish an emotional connection between parents and children through fun activities that can satisfy the tastes of both, something that is rarely taken into account in the summer activities, which only consider the adult amusement. That is why these activities have been developed for children to acquire practical knowledge of musical culture through games, for them to understand the new ways of making music, and the development of rhythm and musical design. Everything is just about playing, creation and new experiences. Many activities may be conducted with parents and others are just for kids.

Children can experience how it feels to be a DJ or try out magic sounds with their voice in beatbox. They may also be designers of murals, transform their own clothes with their favorite images and discover new urban painting techniques, to write the best graffiti in their home. As you see, this will be a wonderful opportunity to live an unforgettable summer for parents and children.

Recognized bands such as Papa Topo (author of “New adventures in pop”), the Portuguese electronic group Buraka Som Sistema, and the English DJ and radio host Gilles Peterson, will participate in the event. There will be an audio cube workshop and a play called Where the Wild Things Are by the American children´s writer Maurice Sendak. With the collaboration of the Belgium youth film festival Jeugdfilm animated shorts will be screened. However, the highlight will be a drawing machine that makes portraits with laser, generating a second to none musical show with lights and images.

Among the activities created for children are: Unity Common, a dance performed using break-dance techniques, as well as elements from funk and street dances suitable for all ages. The DJ workshop, designed for 7-years-old children, will be taught by teachers from the Microfusa sound school, in which children will learn how to mix music in various formats using mixing board. Also, there will be an entertaining finger-skate course that will teach children how to skate with their fingers in several models that simulate cities. However, there is a workshop that promises to be a real revelation called Taller de Street (Street Workshop), in which Lolo Art will help kids to paint a wall at MACBA using all kinds of techniques of street art and graffiti, stencils, markers, adhesives, post-its, paintings, etc.

For more information http://www.sonarkids.com/es/festivales/barcelona-19-de-junio-2011

Nancy Guzman Only-apartments AuthorNancy Guzman

Sonar kids is a wonderful project for families to enjoy this summer, especially if you plan to spend some sunny days and a terrific time in apartments in Barcelona

Hans Only-apartments TranslatorTranslated by: Hans