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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
merwin, chris Chris Merwin eclectic music program Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Chris Merwin-solo eclectic show. This show is truly one of a kind. Featuring Buddhist meditation music and folk songs on the Japanese shakuhachi flute, old time blues, gospel, and Hawaiian music on 1920s acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitars, and some Appalachian influenced folk music on the ten stringed Colombian tiple. Cultural and historical background is given for the music and instruments making this show highly educational as well as entertaining. The instruments in this program are works of art and of the highest quality, and very few people will see or hear them anywhere.
$351- $500
Shepard, Mark DrumSongStory Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
DrumSongStory is an eclectic, ever changing, shape shifting, globe circling, archetype exploring, community building boundary breaking, mind/heart/ear opening celebratory combination of Drums, Songs and Stories. DrumSongStory is appropriate for all ages and can be tailored to serve a wide range of themes and topics. They are multicultural, multidisciplinary and support the multiple intelligences. Each performance is customized depending on audience age, theme, time of year or other variables. Ideal for mixed audiences of children and adults.
$501- $1000
Productions, Dream Jam Barry G Show Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
MyKaZoo Universal Music recording artist Barry G, a founding member of the critically acclaimed Dream Jam Band will give an interactive concert featuring songs from his new family album, "Huh Uh," as well as some earlier favorites. Barry G's signature style is inspired by traditions ranging from rock and roll, Appalachian ballads, the blues and western swing, compelling all to feel the magic of his show. Barry G’s guitar virtuosity is one of the engines that drive his beloved music and his singing and songwriting are joyous elements in its fabric. He has toured across the country performing at festivals and venues and songs and music videos are popular on children’s music channels. Barry G’s album, “Huh Uh, is praised by critics. Family Man writes, “…the project is polished but nonetheless feels personal. Barry G addresses his young audience with the guidance of an adult who can seamlessly enlighten kids while also urging them to have a good time.” ABCD Diaries, “gives it an A +.”
$351- $500
Heckstall, Amina Olushola Ballet International Africans - AFRICA MEETS AFRICAN AMERICA PROGRAM Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Dance
This is a project/ program that was begun in 2005 to show the division between Africans and African Americans in this country, while also showing how we are very similar. We aim to use the cultural arts that we share through our ancestral lineage and that we have gained from our ancestry in this country to show where we come from, where we should be headed, and how to get there as a united community. We use Traditional & Interpretive African dance, drum, song, folklore, poetry, hip hop, litugical dance, and even rap to teach morals, history, and cultural arts. We do this through performances and/ or classes.
$501- $1000
Lynda Folk, Little Folk's Music! Little Folk's Music Life Skills- Parenting,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Little Folk’s Music is a natural approach to Language Acquisition, through multicultural vocal improvisation with the use of hand instruments comforted by physical rocking that sets a tempo. • Little Folk’s pedagogical based approach, discusses the four steps involved in this technique: (1) develop familiar, routine, singing patterns; (2) use a question and answer format; (3) use of daily motherease sounds (4) begin physical improvisation. • The class activities included yoga breath exercises that are developed around six categories: aural skills, rhythm activities, natural sound, vocal training, body percussion, dance technique. The structure: Beat; melodic phrasing; sound, time organization. • Music is a natural product of physical and intellectual learning. The patterning of a breathe with movement, Sounds become Little Folk’s accelerator. • Analytical of human communicative, sounds and behaviors, Little Folk’s Music guides families together with laughter and joy of family participation. A four-week class, that promotes Language Acquisition, Speech development, through Musical patterning which opens the cognitive window for literacy. Birth thru 5 years old.
$201- $350
Liebman, Darren Didgeridoo Down Under Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Didgeridoo Down Under is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, puppetry, comedy, environmental education, character building and audience participation. DDU is entertaining, educational and super fun. Perfect for kids and families! In our Aussie Funk Jam Workshops, we teach how to play the didgeridoo. It's cool, funky and unique. Ideal for tweens and teens! And we even offer Concerts & Discussions for adults!
$351- $500
Russo, Lisa Music & Movement with Miss Lisa Life Skills- Parenting,
Music
Very interactive and entertaining music & movement program strongly based on all aspects of child development, from brain development to social-emotional. Multi-sensory & multi-learning style approach includes hands-on instruments and scarves &/or ribbons for children to use, rhythm games, chants, sing-alongs & dances that can be planned to fit your library's current theme. Emphasis on emergent literacy and other skills & concepts needed for school & life. Foundational statements incorporated throughout for parents to learn how activities benefit their child's development, and how parents can incorporate them into daily routine. Accoustic guitar is primary instrument, with modeling of rhythm instruments and occasional recorded sound effects to enhance the aural & visual experience.
$101- $200
Kumalo, Robbi Osebo's Drum Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This is a wonderful storytelling performance for African-American History Month as well as all year round! Multiple Parents’ Choice Award winning storyteller Robbi K's spirit is clearly contagious, and the entire audience is soon singing and clapping along with the telling of how the turtle got its shell. Movement, singing and chanting set the scene for Robbi to unfold this amusing traditional tale of a little turtle who outwits the fierce leopard and is rewarded with a shell. Robbi moves about constantly, appealing to the audience as she acts out the many characters. This program can also include an African percussionist, budget permitting.
$501- $1000
Herdman, Priscilla Contemporary Folk Music Music
Priscilla Herdman has been called a singer’s singer, and is regarded as one of the most admired interpreters of contemporary folk music in the United States. Called an extraordinary song finder and an eloquent performer, audiences who come to hear her sing (and to sing with her) are embraced by her warm and powerful performance. She has toured nationally for thirty years and has released twelve CDs for both adults and children, (three are award winning family albums Stardreamer, Daydreamer and Moondreamer) and three trio albums with friends Anne Hills and Cindy Mangsen. Priscilla is a New York native and lives in Pine Plains, in the Hudson River Valley Region.
$501- $1000
Bady, Robin Robin Bady: Stories From the Heart Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
With music, movement and lots of participation, Robin Bady takes you on adventures in story, across cultures, traditions and time. Folktales, fairytales, ghost tales, drawing stories and literature – all come to vibrant, joyful life. Whether it’s a performance or workshop, be prepared to laugh, participate and have fun! Some featured programs include: Dragons, Witches, Talking Animals and People Like Us Drawing Stories From Around the World Strong Girls, Brave Women Holiday Programs Gifts of the Season: Stories for Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas Love Songs: Victorian Fairytales Ghost Tales Local and Oh So True! From Around the World Giggling Ghosts and Silly Scary Songs The Rootabaga Stories of Carl Sandburg Time Travel: A Sci-Fi Adventure
$351- $500
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