Catherine Mandella will play musical instruments from around the world at the next Children’s International Storytelling Program at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at I-House, 10 College Park.
Admission is free to I-House members; others are asked to donate $2 per child or $5 for a family.
While living in Italy, Mandella played in a reggae band and also performed with Middle Eastern musicians. After returning to California, she played tenor sax for the Star Dusters Orchestra swing band and saxophone, flute and percussion for the Orchestra Variedad Salsa-Merengue band in the Bay Area.
Immersing herself in world music, she created Sambandha ~ Music of the World and teaches music and eco-musicology while also working for the state as an environmental scientist.