Encore une fois…la musique de Marcel van Dam

Marcel Van Dam performances in schools, 2019 | Par Natalie Seale et aussi Editrice, JGlenn

Alliance Francaise de Tulsa is pleased to welcome Marcel Van Dam back to several Tulsa school classrooms and auditoriums at the end of February (27-28th) with additional performances on March 1st, kicking off mois de la francophonie with “kicks on Route 66” in a special evening performance within the new Mother Road Market. Marcel is a singer and songwriter who travels to schools and universities throughout the country to share the French language and culture through music. His musical abilities entertain kindergarteners to adults, and he leaves friendly impressions with all.

« Chaque année, l’Alliance Française de Tulsa invite un artiste pour des représentations gratuites dans des écoles qui enseignent le français afin de donner aux élèves une expérience culturelle. Ainsi, nous avons reçu Marcel van Dam à Tulsa en novembre 2012 pour une série de concerts et avons été plus que séduits et enchantés par sa présence, son talent et son professionnalisme…. Il a su adapter ses concerts à son public qu’il a toujours fait participer de façon entrainante. Il est très interactif et sait parler français ou anglais quand il le faut. Les chansons de Marcel sont belles et son amour de la chanson française est flagrant. Le directeur d’une des écoles dans lesquelles il a joué m’a personnellement avoué que de tous les chanteurs que nous avons invités à Tulsa, Marcel était de loin son préféré. Je crois bien qu’il était le mien aussi. »
|Alexandra Erman
|Alliance Française de Tulsa Oklahoma

An EXAMPLE from a past performance can be viewed here.

Schools around Tulsa will be welcoming Marcel to share his music and techniques with students of all ages. With elementary school students, such as those at Eisenhower International School, Marcel will be invited to sing in two group sessions; first, he can introduce songs to Kinder-2nd grade and then, he may immerse in verse with the 3rd-5th grade. He will also perform for Jenks Middle School and Thoreau Demonstration Academy, where he may sing about environmental issues—such as recycling and biodiversity—with middle school students. At Edison High School, students may choose to learn songs in advance and perform them on stage with Marcel, either solo or in a group. Marcel will also hold songwriting workshops, speak in French classes, and discuss his career as a musician with students at the University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University.

Donation for a future performance for students

In 2019, AF de Tulsa was able to host performances in six Tulsa-area schools in support of our educational mission: four public schools and two private universities. Help us to continue these good works with your support!


Marcel’s creativity is inspiring, and his passion is contagious. His work echoes the mission of Alliance Française de Tulsa: to promote French language and culture through the arts and education.It is a pleasure to have him in Tulsa again for this short time.

A special evening performance is being arranged for the evening of Friday, March 1, 2019.  RSVP if you plan to join us within the Mother Road Market [1124 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa 74104] at 6:30pm. Seating will be first come, first served or standing-room only.

SPECIAL NOTE: Alongside our free francophonie music event, within the Mother Road Market Demonstration Kitchen, a limited number of tickets can be purchased in advance for an advertised regional tasting at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-foodies-guide-of-france-paris-and-eastern-france-tickets-55082144176?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 


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