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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Roben, Terri Minding Our Mother Earth Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
We'll learn through songs some basic environmental facts and fun things to know. Like the fact that we are made up of mostly water, just like our planet. And what a habitat is, and what a water cycle is. We'll find out how everything is connected. We'll look at things we like that come from the earth, and maybe even play some instruments that are made of those things. We'll look a little differently at what gets called garbage, but can really be reduced, reused or recycled!
$101- $200
Haynes, Jeff Percussion from Around the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
We listen to music each day and hear percussive rhythms that we move to, but can’t begin to identify or place their origin. This workshop will give students a chance to see, hear and play percussion instruments from all corners of the world. To develop a series for a residency or monthly events, this workshop can be combined with any of the following topics: *Percussion from Around the World *Drum History/Culture Series *Careers in the Music Industry Series *Percussive Art Workshop *Literature in Motion Series *Coloring Music with Percussive Instruments *Rhythm in Everyday Life *An Inside Look at a Recording Studio *Band Dynamics: The Chemistry Behind the Groove *Exploring Genres in Music Concert Series
$1001- $3000
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
Booking, Unbound Spook Handy - The Songs of Peter Paul and Mary Music
There's a great picture of the Beatles back stage at the Ed Sullivan show in 1964 staring in awe at Peter Paul and Mary. The Beatles knew they were in the company of incredible and important musicians. This trio did more to make American folk music accessible to the masses than anyone else. People all over the world sang along to "Puff the Magic Dragon," "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "Blowin in the Wind." And audience members can't help but sing along with Spook as he leads them through this heart-opening, educational, and voice-raising program! (Occasionally, Spook is joined by Paul Prestopino who toured with PPM for 15 years as a back up musician.) An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$351- $500
McGrath, Cathy “SINGING TEAKETTLE” HOLIDAY CONCERTS: Christmas, St Patrick’s Day, Halloween . . . Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Other
Cathy McGrath presents intergenerational folk music programs with seasonal themes, such as Christmas, Irish Christmas Traditions, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, July Fourth, Halloween and Thanksgiving that put a little spice in your cup of sing-along tea. She calls her music “Teakettle Music” because it is steeped in tradition, brewed at home, and shared with friends. An experienced folk music performer and family literacy teacher, with a specialty in traditional American singing games, Cathy uses guitar, banjo, limberjacks, flute, and penny whistle in her programs which are tailored for specific age groups. She is happy to design a program for your specific needs.
$201- $350
Davis, Lydia Adams Songfest! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This family concert blends improvisation, story telling and song. A mix of original ballads by Lydia Adams Davis and other great songwriters, comedic eco-puppets and familiar standards bring a diverse audience in the door to sing, laugh and share memories.
$201- $350
Gato, Nego Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble bring to their audiences the rich African influenced rhythms and dances of Salvador, Bahia, Brazi--areas known for customs deeply rooted in the traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa. The ensemble was formed by the Artistic Director, Jose Sena, known professionally as Nego Gato, to share his experience of growing up on the streets of Salvador immersed in the magical sounds of street music, Carnaval and Candomble ceremonies. We present Living History and are accompanied by live percussion.
$1001- $3000
!, Spook Handy America's Ground Breaking Troubadour - Woody Guthrie History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Known as the Dust Bowl Balladeer - Woody Guthrie is America's most prolific folk songwriter of the 20th century. Born in 1912, Woody wrote hundreds, if not thousands, of songs that document the history, culture and concerns of 1930's, 40's and 50's America. His songs are highly educational, extremely fun and very sing-alongable. 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
Pelham, Ruth Musicraft: Singing and Instrument Building Workshop Multicultural- Other,
Music
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Teaching children to work cooperatively, to help each other accomplish tasks, to share ideas and materials, and to appreciate each other’s creations are all part of this fun-filled character education through music workshop. Working in large and small groups, children build simple musical instruments made from recycled bottle caps, wood bits, cardboard boxes or paint sticks, and also sing songs about friendship, kindness and getting along. These lessons further children's understanding about recycling and reusing, and about caring for the Earth and our global family. A highlight of the workshop is when each child plays his or her instrument during the “Instrument Band Song” which is enthusiastically sung at the conclusion of the workshop. All materials are prepared and supplied by Music Mobile.
$351- $500
Tranchina, Gabriele Jazz Influences felt around the globe Music
The international flavor of jazz takes center stage. Highlighting its influences on music around the globe, from American Blues to Brazilian Jazz to Latin Jazz and more. Enjoy favorites like “Muddy Water”, “Besame Mucho”, “Samba do Aviao”, the French version of “The Autumn Leaves”- we’ve got it all.
$201- $350
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