Junior Jam returns

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Junior Jam returns

We’re delighted to announce the return of Junior Jam this summer – our jam-packed music sessions for children aged 4-8!

Following a successful run in autumn 2018, Junior Jam will return to the Children’s Library at Manchester Central Library. Sessions will continue to be free so that more children and families from right across the city can take part.

Katie, Ben, Ali, Delia and Abel aka Kabantu – an ensemble of award-winning musicians and music educators known for their infectious rhythms and beautiful melodies from around the globe – are back to sessions.

With an exciting theme each month – from Junk Percussion to African Voices – help your little ones develop their musical skills in a fun, friendly and accessible way.

Places are limited (20 children per session) so sign up in advance to secure your spot.

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Summer 2019 dates and themes

Sat 27 Apr – Junk Percussion

Make music out of rubbish – dig deep into your recycling so we can make a junk percussion orchestra together!

(Participants should ideally bring one or two small things they could use as a basis for their instrument – a juice carton, empty cereal box or plastic bottle would be perfect!)

Sat 25 May – Ceilidh

Traditional Scottish dance led by Kabantu’s very own Edinburgh-born violinist Katie Foster. Dance the steps and learn the energetic music of this Scottish form of barn-dancing!

Sat 13 Jul – African Voices

Kabantu’s Abel Selaocoe will take you through children’s songs from his home nation of South Africa, known around the world for their incredible singing and harmonies.


Delivered in partnership with Manchester Central Library and supported by Youth Music as part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England. The project is made possible by funding from the National Lottery via Arts Council England.