Jugalbandi Schools

Jugalbandi Music & Arts in the Schools Program

Jugalbandi (Jyool-gull-bon-dee) is an Indian musical term referring to the part of a Raga when the musicians engage in a conversation, a give-and-take. Many times this has a playful quality to it.

Jugalbandi — a project of the Sebastopol Community Center started in the fall of 2000. The program is designed to provide local schoolchildren with the opportunity to both enjoy the performance of and interact with artists performing in music, storytelling, dance and theater.

Our continued thanks go out to Greg Brown, Nina Gerber and Red House Records, who continue to provide ongoing support to this program thru sales of the live Greg Brown Kate Wolf Festival double CD and Nina Gerber's own CDs.

Previous School Programs

spring / Fall 2009

  • Baka Beyond (from Africa, UK & Brittany) Sept. 25, 2009 (Celtic Festival - Comm. Ctr.)
  • Habib Koite & Bamada (from Mali, Africa) April 6, 2009 (Sebastopol Community Center)

Fall 2008

  • Tannahill Weavers (from Scotland - Celtic Festival, Community Center) Sept. 19, 2008

spring / Fall 2007

  • Le Vent du Nord ("The North Wind" - from Quebec / Celtic Festival, Community Center) Sept. 21, 2007
  • George McGovern speaks on world hunger and other topics plus Q & A (Analy High School) Mar. 21, 2006

spring / Fall / winter 2006

  • The Cottars (from Cape Breton Island, Canada-Celtic Festival /Tent Pavilion) Sept. 22, 2006
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Analy High School) Mar. 28, 2006
  • Michael Franti film “I Know I’m Not Alone” plus Q & A and solo music performance (Analy High School) Jan. 27, 2006

spring / Fall / winter 2005

  • Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats (Analy High School) Oct. 21, 2005
  • Cherish The Ladies (from Ireland & USA-Celtic Festival/Tent Pavilion) Sept. 23, 2005
  • Steve Seskin “Don’t Laugh At Me” (Parkside Elementary School) Apr. 19, 2005
  • SF Mime Troupe workshops (Analy High School)
  • Axis Dance Company (Brookhaven Junior High School)

spring / Fall / winter 2004

  • Baka Beyond (from Africa, Brittany & Britain-Celtic Festival/Tent Pavilion)
  • Caminos Flamencos (Community Center)
  • Arlo Guthrie (Analy High School)
  • Eddie From Ohio (Community Center)

spring / Fall / winter 2003

  • Barachois (from Prince Edward Island-Community Center)
  • Second City (workshops w/high school students-Analy)
  • Thomas Mapfumo & Blacks Unlimited (from Zimbabwe- Community Center)
  • Ribbon of Highway/Endless Skyway (Woody Guthrie Tribute-Comm. Center)

spring / Fall / winter 2002

  • Old Blind Dogs (from Scotland-Celtic Festival/Community Center)
  • Scott Gerber (Cowboy lore & songs -Pinecrest Elementary School)
  • The Persuasions (workshop w/high school honor choir/kids show-Analy)
  • Axe Abada (Brazilian Capoiera Troupe-Brookhaven Middle School)
  • Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival (Comm. Ctr.)

spring / Fall / winter 2001

  • Patrick Ball (Storyteller /Harpist-Pinecrest Elementary School)
  • Second City (workshops w/high school students-Analy)
  • Sandy Silva w/Laura Risk, Cucanandy (Dance, Music-Celtic Fest/Comm. Ctr.)
  • Campbell Brothers w/Katie Jackson (Pedal Steel Gospel - Comm. Center)

Fall / winter 2000

  • April Verch, Chris Caswell (Canadian fiddler/dancer, Celtic Harpist-Celt Fest)