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 www.sambandhaworldmusic.com Brought to you by a grant from Target. And visit the International House website atwww.internationalhousedavis.org

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.