Jams and Juice

Saturday, 3:30pm | Kids

Jams and Juice is a time for families to sing and dance together and have fun. Just like Beer and Hymns. Well, without the beer and without the hymns. Join musician Tuf Francis (pronounced Toof) and his family as they lead sing-alongs of classic social justice, spiritual, and feel good music like This Land is Your Land, Free to be You and Me, and Here Comes the Sun. Session includes many opportunities for loud singing and audience participation on various percussion instruments. This is a family event, but kids are not required. We bring the jams, you bring the juice.

Tuf Francis

Tuf (pr. “toof”) Francis began playing music on a single Middle Eastern drum, called a derbeki, 24 years ago. He broadened his musical repertoire over the next few years with guitar, drum kit, and song writing and recording. He was a public high school teacher, youth group leader, and praise leader from 1997-2007. He then took a seven-year hiatus from music to finish a doctorate in teacher education at the University of Michigan (inevitably making him an insufferable Michigan football fan). Currently, he is a family man, tenure track professor, scholar, public speaker, and active musician. His research interests focus on initial teacher certification, education program development, and building partnerships with inservice teachers. His speaking and musical efforts focus on helping churches and other organizations raise money for philanthropic causes. Check out his music video, To the Party, on youtube.com. Learn more about Tuf and his music: @TufFrancis and www.tuffrancis.com.

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Session ID [143]