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Latin and World Music: A Journey In Song!

Latin & World Music
Let your students join actress and singer Sally Ramirez and professional guitarist Doug Robinson,on a multicultural journey through the music of Latin America, Brazil, and the Caribbean!

Singing songs in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, Sally and Doug give students an appreciation for the musical styles and values of different cultures.

Sally is a classically trained vocalist with a stunning stage presence, and Doug is a guitarist with years of international touring experience. Together, they are able to impart the joy of musical celebration to young people, while educating them about the different composers, and the cultural values which inspired their work.

The assembly program features music by Antonio Carlo Jobim , Rafael Hernandez, Antonio Caban Vale, Meredith Wilson, and others.

Doug RobinsonDoug Robinson has had a 30 year, diverse career of touring and session work as a vocalist, bassist, guitarist and producer, with many world-music, folk, country, pop, jazz and blues artists. See his full bio on the “Sally & Doug” page of this website.

“Qué gran experiencia fue, tanto para los estudiantes como para los profesores, haber tenido a Sally y Doug! Ellos nos hicieron viajar con su exquisita voz y magnífica guitarra a través de los diferentes paises que incluyeron en su repertorio. Definitivamente una pareja dotada de gran talento musical que logra una conexión increíble con el público!”

Jorge González

International Spanish Language Academy , Minnetonka, MN

“Thank you so much for coming to our school and sharing your wonderful rhythms, and journeys around the world in song. Our students loved it, and were so happy to join in song with you. Our younger students particularly liked your puppets. What a voice — you are truly an inspiration to us all!”

Clare Jelilian

Music Teacher , Silvermine Elementary Norwalk, CT

“Your musical presentation at SAGE Academy was a joyful celebration of Latina culture and very enjoyed by our students and staff. Since the SAGE mission is one of preparing global citizens, it is very important to offer a variety of opportunities for our students. Your presentation allowed students to experience the music and to actively participate. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity.”

Marilyn Thompson

Program Director , SAGE Academy St. Paul, MN

“It was a wonderful show! I’m going to pass on your names so others can enjoy this as much as we did.”

Carol Hockett

Coordinator, School & Family Johnson Art Museum, Cornell Univ.

“…educational, engaging and entertaining. The youth were captivated… The kids are still talking about the songs and music, and have asked if you could ever come back!”

Jennifer McCarthy

Program Coordinator , Southside Community Center Elmira, NY

“Latin & World Music: A Journey In Song” involves the children with the music through movement, puppetry, and playing rhythm instruments. There’s even a touch of magic!

BJM Assembly

Treat your students to the wonderful world of music appreciation. Email Sally today and reserve your date for Latin & World Music: A Journey In Song!

“It was a great cultural experience having Sally Ramirez and Doug Robinson visit our rural school in Edmeston, NY. Their music and language background enhanced student learning at all ages. It was a pleasure to work with them.”

Mary Jain

Dayger Arts In Ed Coordinator , Edmeston Central School Edmeston, NY

“I wanted to thank you for the wonderful music and songs you brought to the school last Friday for our annual Cinco de Mayo celebration! The show was fun, engaging for the younger kids and the older ones, and offered a great variety of songs and music. You did a terrific job of involving everyone in the concert and it was great to have the children hear songs in Spanish. They obviously enjoyed singing along!”

Diana Riesman

Co-Liaison/Spanish , Cayuga Heights Elementary School Ithaca, NY

“Your program was amazing!”

Richard Roe

Yates AIE Magnet School Schenedtady, NY

“You did a great job of engaging our younger children! We all learned and enjoyed from your program. Thanks for sharing your music and culture with us!”

Janice Chambers

Children's Home of Wyoming Conference Binghamton, NY

“The kids loved it, and we’d love to have you back again!”

Nancy Helms

Caroline Elementary School Caroline, NY

“Thank you Sally, Doug and Eric! It was fun and participatory, and introduced us to some new songs, artists and info about the culture, language and geography of the countries you focused on. You packed a lot into 45 minutes and our guests from Candor were very happy they came. We appreciate your perseverance in making this happen, and wish you all the best.”

Sarah Rubenstein-Gillis

Teacher , New Roots Charter School Ithaca, NY

“Thanks so much for coming to Gretna High School with your program. What a wonderful blend of music, information, and photos. It was such a great experience for the students!”

Melissa Ryan

Gretna High School Gretna, Nebraska

“We were amazed at your effort to engage our scholars in song while providing an academic lesson on culture and diversity. Your program provided a clear message of tolerance and diversity for all. Thank you again.”

Keisha Hollomon

Coordinator Student & Family Support , Wilson Foundation Academy Rochester, NY

“Thank you for sharing your gifts with us!”

Samantha Little

Principal , South Hill Elementary School Ithaca, NY

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL SALLY

“Latin & World Music: A Journey In Song” also comes in a more sophisticated version for middle and high school students!

Assembly

“Music has a way of reaching our hearts and bringing us into the “story” of the music, allowing us to transcend attitudes that keep people separated, while celebrating our cultural differences and heritages. This is my purpose in performing for students.”

Sally G. Ramirez

Interested in a “Magic With a Message” assembly? Click here.