Timbalooloo strives to fundamentally reimagine the way music is taught and language is formed. The Timbalooloo Method was developed by internationally renowned musician Oran Etkin. Through the Timbalooloo Method, children learn to express themselves by making instruments come alive and speak the language of music. The method adds character, humor and emotion to music.
Through fun games, stories, songs and movements, children engage with rich musical and cultural heritage – from Tito Puente to Mozart, Willie Nelson to Herbie Hancock.
“Our son was talking about Herbie Hancock, Mozart, Samba and African music – and he knew the difference!.”
– Harvey Keitel
This month, a portion of all the proceeds from this concert will go to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Together with the children, the duo will explore the music of Puerto Rico including Bomba and Plena, the music of legendary musicians of Puerto Rican descent such as Tito Puente and Charlie Palmieri and other related Afro-Carribean music.
ABOUT ORAN ETKIN
Oran Etkin is a critically acclaimed clarinetist and composer who can be heard on major concert stages throughout the world and numerous recordings including a recent Grammy Award Winning compilation. Yet Etkin feels equally at home when he is in New York, surrounded by a gaggle of spellbound children, presenting a riveting story about Herbie Hancock or Tito Puente.
This month, Oran will be joined on stage by Bobby Sanabria. A 7-time Grammy Nominated percussionist of Puerto-Rican descent Bobby Sanabria has worked with Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria and many legends of the Afro-Carribean tradition.