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Grow Up Great: Jams for Junior Jawns featuring M'Balia Singley

Aug 10, 2019
11:00 AM

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In 2017, M’Balia composed her first children’s musical, Anansi, the Spider King,  (Arthur Warner Theater, USC) and she was a 2017-2018 Jazz Resident with the Kimmel Center, composing with lead artist, Doug Hirlinger, for Dear Philadelphia. In 2018, M’Balia was selected as a theater resident with the Kimmel Center, where she began writing Turn, an examination of Shakespeare’s Othello through the lens of intersectionality in the life of an African American woman. 

Join us for an hour of interactive fun as we introduce kids to the vibrant world of jazz and/or musical theater, where kids will learn to sing, dance, and use their imaginations during our fun-filled, monthly adventure! And best of all, IT'S FREE!

Did you know?
  Music improves memory
  Music helps develop language and reasoning skills
  Music develops creative thinking
  Music develops a child’s imagination and intellectual curiosity


The Kimmel Center’s PNC Grow up Great concerts were selected as Best Free Family Programming in this year’s 2019 Philadelphia Family Magazine LOVE Awards.

Philadelphia Family LOVE awards badge 2019

The Kimmel Center is the recipient of partnership funding through the nationally recognized PNC “Grow Up Great” program to help prepare children from birth to age give for success in school and life.