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Walsh, FARMER TOM WALSH and tiger tom FUNNY SONGS AND STORIES WITH FARMER TOM WALSH Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Farmer Tom Walsh creates A CELEBRATION OF READING! STICKER GIVE-A-WAY DURING THE PROGRAM! FARMER TOM has brought reading excitement to student with assemblies for schools, PARP and libraries for over 25 years! Within his unique and engaging program, involving Action and Silly Songs, Storytelling, Movement, Laughter, Learning, Sing-a-long, Props, Audience Participation and Hand Clapping, Farmer Tom Walsh inspires the students to pick up a book or use the internet(with guidance) and see how enriching, educating and entertaining reading can be! Farmer Tom Walsh educates by bringing a understanding of farm culture, safety, farm animals, history of farming, the first green industry, recycling, science, nutritional value of fresh vegetables, cooperation, working together and the fun of physical activities through music and songs from down on the farm. We really get moving!
$351- $500
Ruch, Dave The War of 1812! - Songs and Stories from NY and Beyond History,
Music
In this lecture/concert, popular performer Dave Ruch (www.daveruch.com) presents a fascinating portrait of the War of 1812 through the songs and stories of the people themselves. Ruch has dug deeply into archival recordings, diaries, old newspapers and other historical manuscripts to unearth a wealth of rarely-heard music which, alongside some of the classics from the war, offers a rounded and fascinating picture of this “second war of independence.” Special emphasis is given to New York State’s important role in the conflict.
$351- $500
Rosenberg, Paul Colonial Dance History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
What did people do before iPods, Xbox and SkyZone? They sang, made their own music, and danced! Are you looking for a way to bring the Colonial era to life on a budget? Get your audience to think like a colonial! They will learn firsthand how people have socialized for many generations and hear anecdotes from American (and global) history. Encourage them to come in costume from clothing they already have – or make their own. Colonial New York and New England were a crossroads of trade, commerce and culture, influenced by Dutch, French, English, African and Native American among many other peoples and traditions. Show the children how “multicultural” means more than just skin color and that it is not a new concept. The audience will connect with centuries-old traditions and participate in the traditional house party dances as generations of Americans have done – by dancing! Squares, contras and circle dances brought to American from Europe and Africa. Origins of traditional folk instruments (fiddle, modern and gourd banjo, mandolin, flute, penny whistle, piano, recorder, percussion, and more) taught during a sit-down period to talk about the dancing, music, instruments, and cultures. More information/video at this link: http://www.homespun.biz/intergenerational-family-dances/
$501- $1000
Stay, Christine Songs Inspired By Books Music
Modern folk duo Friction Farm will perform songs and describe how each book inspired a song. The songs are, for the most part, not about the books. The books provided a catalyst for creative thought, sometimes a very direct path to a song and sometimes a very circuitous route connecting stories, real-life events, and imagination. Program can be amplified or completely acoustic. Typically about an hour, the program can be modified in length from 45-90 minutes and can include audience discussion if desired. We will try to work within any library budget and we travel with a small sound system. Music and video available at www.frictionfarm.com
$201- $350
Division, The Blur An Evening with The Blur Division Music
Anyone interested in experiencing an evening of innovative contemporary music is invited to attend this performance and/or lecture program of the New York-based trio The Blur Division. The band is certain to once again demonstrate the limitless possibilities of three exploratory musicians getting together to craft their own original compositions which reconcile history with the future, tradition with technology, and jazz with a unique approach that resists categorization.
$501- $1000
Maichack, Mary Jo Everybody Says Hello Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This multilingual program is lively and entertaining, with stories sung, told in English with other languages, too—even drawn by audience children with big, colorful markers on a big poster you can keep. The program was nominated for a Mass. Cultural Council Gold Star Program Award. For starters, audience members share "hello" in languages they know. National Award-winning Minstrel Storyteller Mary Jo Maichack leads the fun--Learn and sing a song in Japanese and the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” in Spanish. “Plant” cabbages the French way—with your nose, my leetle cabbage, mon petit chou, in a funny movement game/song that always makes you crack up! There's a wonderful tale of Paco's Wild Villa, told with bits of Spanish and drawn by children. We round it out with a charming dress-up story from Vietnam in feathers. Request Italian, too!
$351- $500
Brody, Lauren Bulgarian Music Before Communism Multicultural- Other,
Music
Multi-media lecture/demo on the history of Bulgarian folk music recorded on 78 rpm records before 1950, including live performance of songs in Bulgarian language on voice and accordion. Audience participation includes teaching of one or two simple songs and circle dances.
$351- $500
Tranchina, Gabriele The Divas of Jazz Music
Celebrate Jazz history with a musical tribute to 12 of the most dynamic female jazz vocalists. Enjoy an afternoon of music made great by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen Mc Rae, Nancy Wilson and many more and hear stories about their lives.
$201- $350
Sackett, Richard Richard Sackett Music
Singer and guitarist. Playing songs of social significance. Covers from 60's through today.
$351- $500
Ellison, Emily Children Sing and Celebrate Around the World! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
“CHILDREN SING AND CELEBRATE AROUND THE WORLD!” ($450.00 per program) For Children and their Caregivers, Ages 0 - 100! Children will learn about the great variety of ways that people sing and celebrate around the world in this 45 minute to one hour long interactive program. Participants will sing folk songs from America around the world and play djembes, shakeres, balaphon, and other percussion instruments from America, Africa, China, Latin America, and Native America. They will explore the these five elements of music rhythm,tempo, timbre, dynamics and melody as they sing and make music from all corners of the Earth. Children will also enjoy the musical instrument meet and greet after the program where they can spend time strumming and banging and really getting to know more about the instruments from Ms. Ellison’s personal collection.
$351- $500
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