Welcome to Babbelonia

And suddenly you find yourself in a place where people speak a different language... Your friends, classmates and teachers are on the other side of the barrier... This happens to more and more children. Of course it’s difficult, but it is an opportunity too. Can we cross that border now and again? Can we all go over to one side, then all cross over to the other?

This workshop is an active, playful search for what makes languages different and what brings them together. The musical characteristics of language and the language-like characteristics of music will help us break down the barrier. Having fun will soon break the ice. It gets us interested in each other’s language and accent, in stories, tones of voice, rhythms and melodies. The border is the very place where we start to find poetry. At last we will have the things we need to open a way through.