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!, briz FREEDOM STAIRWAY (Travels on the Human Highway) National Tour History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
The Freedom Stairway saga is based on the Slave Narratives conducted by our government in the 1930's. I have already performed Freedom at a number of schools and libraries. My Freedom songs portray the sacrifices and hardships that slaves endured to reach freedom via the Underground Railroad. The Freedom songs are sung to a multi-media backdrop, including beautiful black and white period photos provided by the Library of Congress to enhance the experience. In addition, I also include short narratives between songs and display African instruments from that troubled time in our nation's history. Plans are currently underway to bring this entertaining and informative program to the new National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Don't miss out on the chance to include this wonderful program in your schedule this year.
$201- $350
Shepard, Mark Bully Proof Your Child Life Skills- Parenting,
Music,
Other
Bully Proof Your Child is a program designed to answer parent's questions about how to protect their child from the devastating consequences of being bullied. Topics covered include: *How to tell if your child is a victim (or a bully) *How to protect your child without taking away his/her own power. *How to teach your child to stand up for him/herself appropriately *How to recover from hurt feelings *How to make friends *and more. combining 20 years of arts in education experience with 10 years as a therapist and a childhood as a 'bully magnet' Mark Shepard teaches with stories and songs as well as interactive accelerated learning techniques.
$501- $1000
Cavanaugh, Deb Music - A Hidden Treasure (2006 Summer Reading Program) Music,
Nature- Animals,
Other
Discover the treasure of music with a musical scavenger hunt. Listen for names of animals, places, and more in these fun and interactive songs, and color a treasure map filled with pictures of these clues. This program has been specially designed for the 2006 Summer Reading Program. The program can be adapted for older or younger children and will include a song written for this year’s theme.
$351- $500
Willis, Audrey Songs of Christmas Past with mondoRAJ History,
Music
Music is the background of our lives. It colors our world and helps to unite us as people. It also reminds us where we've been and how we've overcome during troubled times and how we've thrived in good times. mondoRAJ performs songs from several decades. Including songs influenced by our troops being overseas. How these songs attempted to give us hope for a return to normalcy. While other songs existed just to bring us joy. We play a selection Holiday songs performed in a jazzy style. Songs may include White Christmas, I'll be Home for Christmas, Deck the Halls... and many more! We can add more children oriented songs based on the number of children in the audience. But we also remember than anyone can be a child at heart.
$351- $500
Asante, Akwesi Asante's African Safari Music,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
An incomparable storyteller and dancer, Asante takes young and old audiences alike on a journey to Africa. Accompanied by a pecussionist, he explores the African Folk tradition with tales and dances featuring indigenous attire, music with traditional instumentation. He shares with great humor and plenny of lively audiences participation. Also programs for Kwanzaa, MLK's B'day, Black History month.
$351- $500
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi SPRING IS A-SPRINGING!! (TODDLER PROGRAMS) Music,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Everything grows: plants, animals and us! A joyous program celebrating spring filled with music, puppets, dancing and loads of fun. Songs about farms and animal babies, the colors and changes of the season. We also tie into favorite pre-school books such as by Author Eric Carle as we sing songs about the new animals and insects we see. GIGI AND THE LEND ME A HAND BAND'S CD MOVEMENT & MERRIMENT WAS A 2008 FINALIST IN THE CHILDREN'S MUSIC WEB AWARDS FOR BEST ALBUM & BEST SONG FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS!
$351- $500
Collins, Dawn The Mountain Dulcimer - History & Introduction to Playing, Group Lessons History,
Museums,
Music
A historical overview of the origins of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer and its ethnic origins, a mini-concert demonstration and introduction to playing. Ongoing group lessons over a period of six to eight weeks or more are optional. Songs may be taken from early American repertoire dating back to 1700s and 1800s and traditional folk songs that are more current as well as contemporary sources. Group lessons work best when ages are similar, e.g., young people (8-14), teens and adults (15 and up), seniors (55 plus).
$101- $200
Maurer, Jim Stylin Sounds D.J. Entertainment Media- Other,
Music,
Other
We here at Jester Jim Inc realize that DJ services are not just about music. Organizing games and dances with your families are what we do. From just kids, to children and their parents, to just entertainment at your next staff party, we have done it all and done it all well.
$101- $200
Del Bianco, Lou Make a Good Choice! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through original songs, stories and audience interaction, this Parents Choice Award winner takes his audience on an exciting journey back through his childhood sharing the daily joys, dreams and blunders that today’s kids can relate to, laugh at, and understand. Children will get the chance to decide what kinds of choices they would make if they were in Lou’s shoes and how those choices reflect on their own lives. The entire assembly is strung together with a cool rap tune that tells students to “Make a Good Choice!”… and what's more, this unique program can touch upon any Character Ed themes that your school or community want to stress and will work them in to the program!
$201- $350
Levande, Meredith Monkey Monkey Music Interactive Show Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Meredith and her band give a very upbeat, interactive and educational performance which gets kids moving! At the core of Monkey Monkey Music is the belief that children learn when they are engaged, and music engages children. Monkey Monkey Music is seen on nationwide public television on both independent public television stations and PBS member stations. Her music teaches a broad range of preschool topics which include numeracy, movement, nutrition, and literacy. "Meredith sang a song about picking fruit in a garden and everyone felt like they were there in that garden. It was beautiful to see the children captivated by both the music and the original storybook that Meredith shared with them while she sang. This reinforced the library's mission of lifelong learning." Joanne Friedman, Children's Librarian, Kearny Library. "Monkey Monkey Music is highly professional, interactive, and entertaining. Both the children and parents really enjoyed the program. They danced, they participated, and remained engaged the entire duration of the show. I would highly recommend this program to any venue or library." - Renee Baez, Youth Services Librarian, Lynbrook Public Library.
$501- $1000
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