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Program
Category
Description
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Heckstall, Amina Olushola Welcome To Our Village! Music,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Theater
"Welcome To Our Village", is an indepth look at a day in the life of a traditional village in West Africa/ Guinea. It begins from the sunrise to the sunset and incorporates mask dancers, stiltwalkers, animal costumes, exceptional children performers, professional dancers and drummers, a storyteller, and griot musicians. The purpose of this presentation is to open up the eyes of all ages to the wonderful, beauty that the culture, people, and heritage of Africa is and to erase the steretypical thoughts many have of life in African villages.
$1001- $3000
!, Spook Handy American Folk Songs for the Whole Family History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. We’ll sing old favorites like “This Land is Your Land”, “If I had a Hammer”, “I’ve been Working on the Railroad”, “She’ll be coming Around the Mountain” and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Roethel, Glen Music Between the Pages Music
Soft acoustic guitar and vocals, situated somewhere between periodicals and reference... You can choose the location, but that's where Glen first experimented with this pleasant, new musical enhancement to the quiet library sanctuary. The library patrons loved it!
$101- $200
Bennett, Kokila Music by Kokila Music
Join Kokila as she performs her ethereal, meditative and healing music on solo piano/keyboard. Audiences find themselves transported to another place, and perhaps even another time as they listen to this fairytale music. Kokila's music is inspired by her Celtic origins and each composition has been carefully crafted to inspire deep peace and tranquility in the listener. If you love Enya, Lord of the Rings soundtracks, Celtic Women and other mystical music you will love Kokila's as well.
$351- $500
frodelius, blair The Jitterbugs! Interactive Music For Kids of All Ages! Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Jitterbugs are an energetic and humorous musical duo, performing interactive songs with kids in mind. Everyone will be literally out of their seats, clapping, dancing and jumping to the tunes! With unique songs including a rock & roll version of The Itsy Bitsy Spider, as well as classic songs by The Beatles and Chubby Checker, plan for an afternoon of lively entertainment that you'll never forget! Blair Frodelius plays guitar and his daughter Autumn plays keyboard; they both bring fun for the whole family!
$101- $200
Levin, Ira and Julia Monsters, Aliens and Stinky Ice-cream: A Halloween Special! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Come in costume and hear tales of pirates and pumpkins...BIG Pumpkins! that will make you scream “DRAT!” Join us and feel yourself flying in hoola hoop airplane or defeating the Baseball Team from Outer Spaaaace! Sillly, spooky, sweet fun...
$201- $350
Edgecomb, Diane Everyday Heroes~ For Summer Reading 2015! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Celebrate the hero in every child with these fun-loving tales and songs. Through these interactive and entertaining pieces we learn about all the important ways young people make a difference in our world. What does it take to be a hero? Good qualities that everyone can embody. Small acts of kindness DO COUNT! Start and end your day as an EVERYDAY HERO inspired by this charming summer reading entertainment. Recommended for ages 4 and up. This program was created to complement the theme of Summer Reading 2015: Every Hero has a Story! Diane's Summer Reading Programs have been gaining in popularity all over the Northeast-she has been invited to perform at over 240 libraries in Massachusetts.
$351- $500
A Barrel of Fun Productions, Art Miller A Barrel of Fun Music Programs Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
A Barrel of Fun offers a wide variety of music programs, both educational and comedy based. All of our performances include a various assortment of instruments. All shows are audience interactive. Music programs offered are: World Tour of Music (Educational and entertaining) American Music Tribute (Educational and entertaining) Bongo Joe (Percussion and stringed instruments) Banjo Man (Music variety) Ukulele Lady (Music variety) Catfish Charlie (Camp songs & comedy) Rattlesnake Red (Western & comedy) Side Saddle Sue (Western & comedy) Some shows are theme adaptable for summer reading programs. For the 2014 library summer reading theme, Fizz, Boom, Read!, we are suggesting the following programs: Catfish Charlie's The Science of Fishing- (Comedy/Music), and Bongo Joes's Science of Sound & Rhythm- (Music/Comedy). (See website for descriptions and photos)
$201- $350
Mc Dade, Ed Rythms & Rhymes of American Folk Music Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Can you square dance while sitting down? Does the "catfish" really have the blues? Will Grandmother spider bring back the sun? You'll find out when you experience the Rhythms & Rhymes of American folk music with Ed Mc Dade. Be ready for an inter-active, educational and entertaining, good time show. You'll be treated to stories from the Appalachian and American Indian tradition. You'll hear lots of great music, with classic American songs(some with a completely new twist) like Froggie went a courtin', Freight Train, Oh Susannah and This Land is your land. You’ll be delighted to step to the Bug Dance! This is a great concert for inter-generational audiences! Discover a full range of ideas and emotions that are part of our musical tradition. Take part in an exciting, fun filled music experience; invite Ed Mc Dade(guitar, banjo and rhythm instruments) performer, musician and educator to your event.
$351- $500
Neiman, Oren The Oren Neiman Quartet Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Guitarist Oren Neiman’s music is both innovative and in the forefront of today’s jazz styles, as well as being celebrated for his technical precision. His compositions explore a combination of Jazz sensibility with Middle Eastern rhythms and melody. Oren has regularly performed with his quartet in NY venues like The Bitter End, Detour, Joe’s Pub, The 55 Bar, Cornelia St. Cafe and Makor, as well as touring nationally and internationally (most recently Spain, Canada and Israel). Oren was also an Artist in Residence at the 92nd St. Y, and has received an Arts Alive project grant from Westchester Arts Council. “Neiman’s new recording (Frolic and Detour), with a new quartet, is quite a unique statement. It is predominantly Jazzy, but it also touches upon ethnic themes and rhythmic patterns, often using odd meters and unusual harmony. Also the unusual sound blend of the guitar / trumpet combination gives the listener the impression of hearing something innovative and rarely attempted before.” - Adam Baruch www.jazzis.com For a more detailed description of the band,sets, plus musical examples(Electronic press kit) please see www.sonicbids.com/theorenneimanquartet
$501- $1000
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