San Jose Taiko will be performing from 9:30-11:15AM and 10:30-12:15PM
Rhythmix Cultural Works believes that exposure to the arts can be a transformative experience and a catalyst for cultural celebration. In support of this vision, Rhythmix developed PAL, as an assembly-based youth arts education program in collaboration with the Alameda Unified School District. PAL fosters awareness of world cultures and empowers underserved youth through exposure to educational music and dance performances.
PAL assemblies and PAL’s ‘Round the World Festival are designed to provide a cross-section of music and dance traditions from cultures around the world, performed by artists of the highest caliber. Partnering with the Alameda and Oakland Unified School Districts enables Rhythmix to expand its outreach, create more value as a community resource, and build stronger ties to a more diverse population. The Alameda Education Foundation also provides support in the form of intergenerational workshops with hands-on arts activities led by professional artists.
Thanks to the belief in the power of arts education and generous support from the foundations listed below, PAL’s outreach has more than tripled since its inception in 2012, serving over 13,000 students. Today, PAL programming is provided to more than 2,500 students annually at no cost to participating schools.