The Green Line Café is currently hosting a music workshop for children age 0-8 called “All around this World: presents a music workshop with Svytanya. “These kinds of workshops happen once or twice a month” says the barista at The Green Line Café “It costs five to ten dollars on a sliding scale”.
This hip coffee shop has several locations in West Philadelphia including this one at 44 th and Locust and one on 42nd and Baltimore, and 36th and Lancaster. The way the coffee shop is decorated seems entirely fitting for the kind of workshop as there are different paintings hung on the walls demonstrating artists of all caliber.
“Recently we have been focusing on different parts of Eastern Europe like Estonia, Russia, Bulgaria, and all over the place. This week were going to be focusing on Bulgaria”. To begin the workshop a music teacher in Walnut Hill picks up a guitar and starts playing a song reminding people of how to say hello in Russian.
“Pineapple Apple Apple” says the leader of the workshop and the rest of the group follows while banging on wooden spoons. “This is a rhythm that is important to the kind of music we are learning about today” says the music teacher. “What about Apple Apple Pear” yells a little girl from the crowd “Well we can do that too” says the teachers in between chuckles and the group switches.
People in the half of the room that is still a coffee shop turn away from their bagels and computers to see what’s going on.