Performance Art & Learning Program
Rhythmix Cultural Works believes that exposure to the arts can be a transformative experience and a catalyst for cultural celebration. In support of this vision, Rhythmix developed PAL, as an assembly-based youth arts education program in collaboration with the Alameda Unified School District. PAL fosters awareness of world cultures and empowers underserved youth through exposure to educational music and dance performances.
The PAL program is designed to provide a cross-section of music and dance traditions from cultures around the world, performed by artists of the highest caliber. Partnering with Alameda and Oakland Unified School Districts with the support of the Alameda Education Foundation, to provide multicultural experiences not offered elsewhere in the community enables Rhythmix to expand its outreach, create more value as a community resource, and build stronger ties to a more diverse population.
Thanks to the belief in the power of arts education and generous support from the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, the Kiwanis Club of Alameda, the Newman’s Own Foundation, the Quest Foundation, the West End Arts & Entertainment District and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, PAL programming has been provided to more than 7,000 students at no cost to participating schools since its inception in 2012.
We also would like to thank our past funders for their support in this program: The Perforce Foundation, the Rotary Club of Alameda, the Thomas J. Long Foundation and the Walter and Elise Haas Foundation.
2017 PAL Participating Artists (Fall):
2017 PAL Participating Artists (Spring):
2016 PAL Participating Artists:
2015 PAL Participating Artists:
2014 PAL Participating Artists:
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2013 PAL Participating Artists:
For images of all the assemblies, click for photos.
2012 PAL Participating Artists:
For more information regarding your school’s participation or to become a Rhythmix PAL, please contact Laili Gohartaj.
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