Children’s Music, Part 2

Today was the instrument-making workshop for the children living in the heim. Two of the children who participated are fluent English-speakers and so translated my instructions into Arabic and German for those who do not speak English. We made pan flutes and percussive shakers. The kids seemed far less interested in playing the instruments than […]

An Introduction

Understanding a place is about understanding its rhythms. Here on Kiefholzstraße, the rhythm is scurrying children’s feet in the late morning and early afternoon. Babies laugh and coo and cry paces beyond the trailer’s door. On the other side, mothers open and shut washing machine doors, sandals slapping against their heels as they glide across […]