Somos Amigos: Songs on Common Ground (VFT)

Somos Amigos: Songs on Common Ground (VFT)


In Poway OnStage’s Virtual Field Trip, friendship is at the heart of this joyful collaboration between Mexican songstress, Sonia De Los Santos, and the Americana folk duo, The Okee Dokee. . .

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Virtual Field Trip

Sonia and the Okee Dokee Bros

In Poway OnStage’s Virtual Field Trip, friendship is at the heart of this joyful collaboration between Mexican songstress, Sonia De Los Santos, and the Americana folk duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers. This bilingual program includes songs that span the musical traditions of North America and illustrate the collective power of singing together with a common vision of peace and understanding.

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Grades: 1 – 5th

Available in English and Spanish

Cost:

FREE (Grant Funded) for all San Diego County schools
For residents and schools outside of San Diego County, the following fees apply:
$25 – Single Class Access
$100 – Full School Access

 

Pre-show learning modules include:

  • What is Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Meet the Artists
  • Meet the Instruments: Guitar, Jarana and Banjo

Extension Activities include:

  • Artist Video: Explore Sonia’s Instruments
  • Musical Game: Compose with Whole, Half and Quarter Notes
  • Drama Lesson: Act Out a Mexican Folktale
  • Visual Art Lesson: Mexican Painter – Frida Kahlo
All content is pre-recorded and can be used anytime during September and October, 2021.

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See Additional Virtual Field Trip FAQ’s below.

 

About Sonia:

Sonia De Los Santos was born with a smile on her face (that’s what her mom says) in Monterrey, Mexico, and in 2007 started touring the world, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar and jarana and lighting up the stage with Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes And Friends.   

In 2015 she released her first solo family music album titled Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island  (Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Award Winner) a collection of songs that reflect her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage. 

Sonia was nominated in 2019 for a Latin Grammy® with her second family music album titled ¡Alegría!  and has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know” and “Best Latin Children’s Music”. 

About The Okee Dokee Brothers:

Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Now, as the GRAMMY-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they write songs to encourage kids and families to get outside and get creative. Their latest album Winterland, is a tribute to the season of coziness, family time, and outdoor fun! This cold-weather project is the follow-up to their wildly popular Adventure Album trilogy which was inspired by their extended canoe trip down the Mississippi River (Can You Canoe?), their month-long trek along the Appalachian Trail (Through The Woods) and a joyous horseback adventure through the American West (Saddle Up).

With songs written under wide-open skies and harmonies fine-tuned around the campfire, the natural world is at the heart of their Americana folk music. The Okee Dokee Brothers make room for kids to dance, for parents to share stories, and for everyone to gain respect for nature, each other, and the world we live in.

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Virtual Field Trip FAQ’s

Q:  What is the specific day/time of the field trip? Is there any live content?

A:    Everything is pre-recorded, to provide maximum flexibility and equitable accessibility across learning platforms.  It is all securely hosted on a password protected section of our website and is available for a three-week period.  You can assign it whenever fits best for your students.

 

Q:  Can the lesson be done over multiple sessions, or is the link/password limited to a single use?

A:  The link and password will work any time and as many times during the Field Trip period.

 

Q:  Does the field trip need to be given as an independent student activity or can I Zoom my kids through it all together?

A: We want you to use the materials in the format that works best for your students. We do ask that you have your students individually complete the exit survey. It gives us valuable data for our grant reports and the exit worksheet also asks questions that help complete some of the VAPA standards. If your students are working through the field trip on their own device, these elements are embedded. If you plan to Zoom your kids through the field trip together, we will provide direct links to the surveys so you can assign them separately.

 

Q:  Once I have the link, is it ok to preview the field trip so that I can best prepare my students and families for the activities?

A:  Yes, please explore the content and figure out what works best for your class!  The “map” is provided at the beginning of the Field Trip to help students navigate if you assign activities over multiple classes.

 

Q: Is my class limited to just one Virtual Field Trip per year, or can we attend multiple trips?

A:  You are welcome to sign-up for all the trips that are appropriate for your grade level. (And thank you for your interest in sharing the arts with your students!)

 

Q:  My class grade level is above/below the recommended span of the Field Trip, can we still attend?

A:  The grade level spans are set with input from the artists as well as VAPA standards for each grade level.  If you are ONE grade above or below the recommended level, it will probably still be appropriate.  Please keep in mind that younger students may need additional guidance with some of the activities and navigating the platform and older students may not have their VAPA standards fully met with the program.  If you do sign-up, we encourage you to navigate through the trip prior to assigning it to your students in order to figure out how you may need to supplement or adapt it for your students.

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Event Date

  • Wednesday September 1st, 2021 - Saturday October 30th, 2021
Somos Amigos: Songs on Common Ground (VFT)

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