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AOSA ADVOCACY COUNCIL
AOSA Advocates are outstanding artists from various fields who were invited to join the Council because of their interest in quality arts education for children and their contact with a large audience. They acknowledge the unique value of Orff Schulwerk as a group pedagogy for music learning, and agree to support it publicly. Each new advocate is welcomed and introduced at a national conference.
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“Libana is a women's world music ensemble that illuminates the creativity, vision, and spirit of the world's women through the performance of traditional and contemporary music and dance. By raising awareness and appreciation for diverse cultural expressions and the universal themes that unite us all, Libana inspires intercultural understanding, healing, and peacebuilding.”
Founded in 1979 by Artistic Director Susan Robbins, this multitalented group of New England women performs for audiences throughout North America and Europe, introducing the songs, dances, and instrumental music of various world cultures, particularly that of women’s traditions. They also lead workshops in which, with great skill and joy, they involve participants in performing examples of their repertoire. Libana members, individually and as a group, have conducted research in a variety of cultures to gather the material they perform. In addition to their compelling a cappella singing, the members of Libana play an array of instruments including double bass, clarinet, dumbek, accordion, oud, charango, hammered dulcimer, and conga. (see www.libana.com)
Libana performed at the 2000 conference in Rochester and was guest artist/presenter for the 2009 conference in Milwaukee.
Our mission is: to demonstrate the value of Orff Schulwerk and promote its widespread use; to support the professional development of our members; and to inspire and advocate for the creative potential of all learners.