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Description
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Bromka, Sondra & John 'One World, Many Instruments' Concert Show & Tell for Children, Families Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Science
Created of wood, bone, skin, metals, and earth, it is an amazing thing to behold the many ways people around this globe have used nature’s materials to bring forth music! The Bromkas have a long history of first-hand explorations and experimentations with world music in its many forms. Their extensive travels have lead them to play a variety of truly exotic instruments, from a great many different countries and cultures. Audiences love their hurdy gurdy, hammered dulcimer, the wide variety of bagpipes, mandolins, cittern, and Celtic harps. This musical journey travels to the far reaches of Asia, to include the magical Chinese Harp called “guzheng” and “erhu” fiddle, Turkish oud & baglama, Mideastern zither “kanun,”and a raft of percussion and other rare instruments! Hear stories for each of their instruments and musical selections, be it travels in Europe and Asia, gifts from mysterious strangers, or the instruments built in the Bromkas' own studios. This multicultural musical journey is a fascinating, fun learning experience for folks of all ages.
$351- $500
Torgan, Keith Green Golly and her Magnificent Orchestra! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Imagine involving not only the elementary school children in your community but the high schools as well. We’ve created a version that is accessible to all orchestra levels: high school orchestras, youth symphonies, community orchestras and professional orchestras can take part in this wonderful event. Flutist Barbara Siesel will rehearse with and/or conduct your group. This is a terrific opportunity to get the whole neighborhood involved!
$1001- $3000
TheatreworksUSA, - RETUMBA! Journey to the Caribbean Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The all-women Afro-Carribean troupe, made up of singers, dancers and instrumentalists, presents a high-energy uplifting performance that is sure to leave your audience breathless! Interweaving traditional rhythms, beautiful ancient melodies, and a whole lot of fun, Retumba! emphasizes the particular strengths and sensitivities of diverse women working together in celebration, demonstrating the similarities and links of our shared cultures. An unforgettable performance for all ages.
$1001- $3000
String Band, Homegrown Roots of the Dead Music
Jerry Garcia, founder and “spiritual advisor” of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead, was an avid listener and student of American traditional music. He and his bandmates were well versed in 20th century American blues and bluegrass, as well as the folk traditions of the British Isles. Like the Grateful Dead, the Homegrown String Band has drunk deeply from the well of blues, ballads, and breakdowns that have helped to shape the sounds of American popular music. In this program we will be sharing our original interpretations of some of the traditional and early commercial recordings that was featured in the repertoire of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.
$501- $1000
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose Presents: Changes and Quiet Time. Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
This program utilizes simple tunes with rhythmic and repetitive patterns to reinforce the changes which occur in the world around us (bullfrogs, butterflys and ourselves). Also includes quiet and relaxing songs to rest and rejuvenate our young bodies.
$201- $350
Manion, Glenn READING ROCKS! with SQUEAKY CLEAN History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
“Reading ROCKS!” features live performances of well-known rock and roll songs that we link to various types of books and reading material. In keeping with the new Common Core standards, which place a greater emphasis on working with “informational texts,” we talk about many types of reading material: traditional well-loved storybooks, newspapers, magazines, maps and travel books, cookbooks, nature guides and even baby books. We make extensive use of onstage props (generally funny hats) to suggest various types of books: a chef’s hat for cookbooks, a safari hat for adventure books, a train conductor’s hat for books about trains. We like our programs to be as interactive as possible, so we often ask for input from the audience, e.g. “Who can tell me a book about a dog?” “What people have you read a biography about?” Sometimes we will ask age-appropriate book trivia questions, with game-show sound effects. Younger children are asked about Clifford, Babar or Goodnight Moon; older children are asked about Harry Potter or the Chronicles of Narnia. On occasion, we invite some children onstage for the “Captain Underpants Trivia Challenge.” Whenever possible, we include directed group audience participation, such as hand-movements or call-and-response.
$351- $500
Maichack, Mary Jo Greek Myths--Alive! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Classical Tales Brought to Life It’s always surprising to see these ancient stories engage even very young listeners. Then again, there’s nothing like a three-headed dog, a trip to the underworld or golden apples from Aphrodite to interest any listener of any age! Includes: Aesop’s Fables (“The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” in first person); “Atalanta” (Raised by bears, this girl outran all.); Phaeton, driver of his father’s sun car; “Arachne," the tale of the world's first spider is told with songs and effects interwoven on guitar.” The audience-favorite part of this show is the enactment of the story of the seasons featuring Demeter, Persephone, Hades & Zeus--in mask, by audience volunteers. This program is all storytelling, adjusted for the age groups, really best for school age and up.
$351- $500
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Fascinatin Rhythms History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Fascinatin Rhythms- The Music Gershwin and Ellington This Live performance of concert vocalist Perley Rousseau, pianist Sonny Daye along with a guest bassist is filled with warmth and humor and highlights the music of great American composers George and Ira Gershwin, and Duke Ellington...Includes stories about the music and the composers and includes favorites such as: Fascinatin Rhythm, I’ve Got a Crush on You, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, Our Love is Here to Stay, Summertime, Take the A Train, Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, I’m Beginning to See the Light, and many others.
$351- $500
Clough, Geoff The Life & Times of Irving Berlin History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This program is an old time sing along filled with lots of trivia, history and songs by the composer. Song sheets are available. Song titles include Blue Skies, Easter Parade, White Christmas, I Love A Piano, Always, Puttin' On The Ritz, & more)
$101- $200
Ellison, Emily AAKWAABA, HU JAMBO, AFRICA HURRAH! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
AAKWAABA, HU JAMBO, AFRICA HURRAH!  Take a music and dance Pan African Safari through the rich and varied continent of Africa with Mama Ellison.  Learn real dances, sing African songs and play beautiful hand made instruments from all corners of the continent.  Wear beautiful clothing and celebrate the culture of our cradle of civilization.  "Please Touch" Mini Museum of African masks, textiles and art included.   Additional add ons: ( one hour program) 
1. Make and Take African Animal Masks for up to 30 people ages 4- 100,   $150.00 materials included, everyone takes home a collaged African Animal Mask made from observation.   2. Make and take African Kente Weavings from Ghana for up to 30 people, ages 10 - adult or younger with adult assistance. $200.00 materials included.  Everyone takes home an African Kente sample in a frame to hang at home. 

$351- $500
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