Storytellers coming up offering music, poetry

Join the next International Storytelling program at International House Davis on Sunday when Catherine Mandela puts on a musical program called “Instruments of the World.”

The performance will begin at 2 p.m. Mandela plays it all: a huge number of international and exotic musical instruments. While living in Italy she played in a reggae band and also performed with Middle Eastern musicians.  After returning to California, she played tenor sax for the Star Duster’s Orchestra swing band and sax/flute/percussion for the Orchestra Variedad Salsa-Merengue band in the Bay Area. Immersing herself in world music, she created Sambandha ~ Music of the World and manages to travel, teach music and eco-musicology, and work for California as an environmental scientist.

On Sunday, Mandela will have instruments for children to play. For more information, go to her website at Brought to you by a grant from Target. And visit the International House website

Next month, poet laureate Allegra Silberstein will entertain children at I-House in the Hagan Room on May 19. The prgram is called “Poetry: Movement and Memory>”

 She is thinking about having the children write a group poem or in some way offering an interactive program.
Then, on Sunday, June 9, I-House will present Milt Briggs of Sacramento, a musical storyteller and champion whistler.
“Join us the day after Picnic Day when the kids might need to decompress,” said Elisabeth Sherwin, executive director. “We offer a storytelling program once a month and children age 3 to 9 are welcome to attend with a parent.”  For more information phone I-House at (530) 753-5007.