One World Rhythm at the South Pasadena Public Library

A One-of-a-Kind, Interactive Musical Experience!

Kids creating their own orchestra in Camarillo

Children of all ages (and parents too!) are invited to participate in an exciting, energetic, music-making experience presented by “One World Rhythm” on Wednesday, June 28th at 3:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. One World Rhythm facilitators will distribute percussion instruments, so attendees can share in creating a unique, interactive concert. This presentation is one of the many “Wonderful Wednesdays” Summer Reading Program events sponsored by the South Pasadena Public Library, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library and The San Marino Area Chapter of the National Charity League.

The One World Rhythm team consists of Pete Ellison, Debbie Keith, and Joseph Tagnipes. As Founder of One World Rhythm, Pete Ellison has over 17 years of practical hands on experience in working with diverse groups of people. Pete studied for multiple years with “Drum Circle Music” and is a Vic Firth Educational Artist. Pete is also the Founder of the Black Knights Drum Corps, a non-profit youth organization recognized as the “Official Musical Ambassador’s for the City of Burbank, California, and founding Board Member of the Southern California Percussion Alliance, a non-profit organization that serves over 3000 student percussionists each year.

Pete Ellison conducting children in Redlands, CA

Pete is also a member of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association. Debbie Keith has served on the Board of Directors for two non-profit organizations and has worked for the Burbank Unified School District. Debbie is the National Training Coordinator for Drum Circle Music. Joseph Tagnipes has performed throughout Southern California including locations such as the LA Coliseum, KIIS FM’s Wango Tango, Hollywood Bowl, and Six Flags Magic Mountain. Joseph is also involved in Philippine Folk Dances at Cal State University Northridge. When not working with One World Rhythm, Joseph works at an elementary school in the San Fernando Valley as a PE Coach and Enrichment teacher for mixed media.

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For more information about other upcoming free library children’s programs, visit the Library website at The Library is located at 1100 Oxley Street and the Library Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street.