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Scotiabank Backbeat presents: El Sistema Calgary Multicultural Orchestra
January 25
1:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: El Sistema Calgary Multicultural Orchestra
1:30 pm

Join the El Sistema Multicultural Orchestra to hear a local youth orchestra in action!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Collaborative Songwriting
January 26
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Collaborative Songwriting
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to write a song? Join us as we write a museum-wide song, with visitors adding lyrics, stories, and ideas throughout the day. Then, hear your contributions brought to life by our musician educators as they put it to music.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: 1-2-3 Ukulele
February 2
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: 1-2-3 Ukulele
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us on National Ukulele Day to learn how to play the ukulele- it's as easy as 1, 2, 3! With the help of our musician educators, learn three basic chords and discover how combining them in different ways lets you play all sorts of familiar tunes.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Khari Wendell McClelland's Freedom Singer (LIVESTREAM)
February 8
1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Khari Wendell McClelland's Freedom Singer (LIVESTREAM)
1:00 pm

Scotiabank Backbeat welcomes Vancouver artist, Khari Wendell McClelland to present songs from his acclaimed album, Freedom Singer, in celebration of Black History Month.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Sound Scavenger Hunt
February 9
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Sound Scavenger Hunt
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Explore the galleries of Studio Bell to find new and interesting sounds! Join us on a Sound Scavenger Hunt to discover the rattles, whirrs, whooshes, and hums that are all around us.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Rockin' Rhythms
February 15
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Rockin' Rhythms
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Whether you're tapping your toes to a beat or showing off your best moves on the dance floor, you're experiencing the patterns that make up music: rhythm!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Fun With Foley
February 16
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Fun With Foley
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Explore the magic of Foley, creating sound effects for silent film with everyday objects. Work together to create crashes, booms, whirrs, and screeches to bring these silent clips to life!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Instrument Petting Zoo
February 22
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Instrument Petting Zoo
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Have you ever played a theremin? How about a hurdy-gurdy? Join NMC's musician educators to try your hand at instruments you may never have heard before.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: A Teaching Concert on the African Roots of the Blues with Scott Ainslie
March 1
1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: A Teaching Concert on the African Roots of the Blues with Scott Ainslie
1:00 pm

Join us for an exploration of the African Roots of the Blues with Robert Johnson transcriber and authority, Scott Ainslie!