The Heartbeat Project
(Pulled from FB) The Heartbeat Project presents a math through music workshop for K-12 students on the Navajo Reservation at Navajo Technical University, in Crownpoint, New Mexico. After a successful first summer of sharing their love of music with elementary school students in the Navajo (Diné) community, violinists and Heartbeat Project founders Ariel Horowitz and Leerone Hakami returned this past summer to the reservation with an expanded group of six team-members to work with students ages 5-20. The team once again cultivated an inspiring cultural dialogue and exchange, in which they were both teachers and students, drawing on both Western and Navajo (Diné) traditional education systems, traditional tunes and rhythms, and naturally occurring soundscapes. This summer also saw the addition of full day class schedules and guest artists who came and worked with the students.
Healing with Heartbeat: Music Education in the Navajo Nation
Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage
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