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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bromka, Sondra & John The Sounds of Nature's Music on World Instruments from Many Cultures Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Nature, Music, and Instruments Around the World and Across Time! Through time, the sounds of nature have inspired wonderful musical, poetic, and artistic dreams all around the world. From rushing waterfalls, to gentle drops of rain and melting icicles… to birdsong and crickets... to diverse sounds of the four seasons, Bells & Motley are excited to bring young audiences on a musical journey using a gamut of evocative instruments including harp and medieval fiddles, exotic zithers from Turkey and China, and many other rare exotic historical instruments, for a good measure of total surprise. A beautiful introduction to the evocative powers of music for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Cohen, Dan Bananukah Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Join Danna Banana and two travelling musicians as they tell the story of the Festival of Lights using original and tradition songs, games and a little help from your audience. A splashy celebration with music, costumes, props and the unstoppable Latke Faries. (appropriate for ages 3-12)
$501- $1000
Messano, Bob Planet That We Love Tour Music,
Nature- Environment
This program appeals to the whole family. It focuses on big themes like environmental awareness and global harmony. Guitar Bob’s upbeat performance engages the audience in active participation. Kids connect with current topics such as caring for the planet when Guitar Bob sings “Skip Around the Sun”, “Amazon Shuffle”, “Blue Planet Revue” and “One World Talking”. Parents value Bob’s positive messages and ability to educate while letting “kids be kids”.
$501- $1000
Julty, Dagen Introducing American Folk Music History,
Music
A fun and musical journey into the history of American Folk Music incorporating many and diverse instruments, dances, customs, jokes, history and stories. This program is fun, educational and funny. A warm and entertaining way to expose children to our rich American cultural roots.
$201- $350
Epstein Kravis, Anna Dia De Los Ninos dia De Los Libros BILINGUAL Song & Puppetry Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
This lively, highly interactive children/family show, celebrates children and books, with wonderfully engaging songs, puppetry, stories, indigenous latino rhythm instruments, and movement! The program is presented in English, interwoven with Spanish words, phrases and bilingual songs the entire family will love. VISIT www.annaekravis.com and go to the English-Spanish page to hear song clips from Anna's BILINGUAL Concerts. The show is appropriate for English or Spanish speaking, as well as bilingual audiences of all ages.
$501- $1000
Marshall, Barry New York State Historical Folklore History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Presentation of stories and songs from the history of NY State, ranging from Native American origins through Dutch and English colonization, Henry Hudson's exploration, and the NY State tall tale tradition. Many stories to choose from including: Abenaki stories, ghost stories, tall tales, NY State folktales, more!
$351- $500
Ruch, Dave The Erie Canal in Song! History,
Music
A treasure trove of songs and stories that washed ashore with the workers, captains, passengers and crews of "Clinton’s Ditch", all presented with lots of audience participation. This engaging program will entertain and enlighten, and features a variety of stringed and other musical instruments from canal days. "Swan Library highly recommends Dave Ruch. Fun, informative and crowd pleasing....he is tops in his field" Michelle Watt, Children’s Librarian, Swan Library, Albion NY
$351- $500
Jones, Dean Dog on Fleas Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Dog on Fleas presents inspired, inspiring music of many flavors. Main Fleas Dean Jones and John Hughes have been playing music together in various bands and as a duet since 1995. Their greatest strength is their ability to read the audience and create a show to suit the day. As a trio, Dog on Fleas will explore subjects such as empathy, diversity, the environment, and much more, in styles ranging from Cajun to South African mbaqanga, Indonesian dangdut to Rock and Roll. Instruments include guitar, bass, drums, melodica, cuica, jawharps from Vietnam and the Philippines, trombone, conch shells, talking drums, kazoos, etc. Dog on Fleas has 4 critically acclaimed CDs and a huge repertoire of songs.
$351- $500
., Buffalo and Brandy Rhythmsize Disability Awareness,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Music
Today’s society is suffering from a lack of exercise. This is evident in the increased number of obese people. Health problems (heart related, diabetes, etc.) are increasing. Sadly, today’s youth are falling prey to this trend. In an attempt to combat this problem, Buffalo and Brandy have developed their new “Rhythmsize” program. Buffalo and Brandy's “Rhythmsize” program is an interactive, rhythm-based, wellness program. While combining magic, drumming, singing and storytelling, the audience finds themselves being drawn into the moment. Percussion instruments are the vehicle that transport the audience into a world of exercise. Even the adults find themselves getting involved. Values such as teamwork, focus and responsibility are woven into the program. This program is for all ages. All instruments are provided.
$351- $500
Maichack, Mary Jo Sun, Moon, Stars, Shine! Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales, tunes and dress-up audience fun: MJ leads the audience in songs familiar and new about the cosmos, tells dynamic tales with lots of audience participation: Raven Steals the Light, The Face on the Moon, an Australian tale of a Sky Giant, more. Best fun: Audience dress-up in feathers enact a beautiful tale from Viet Nam, Why Rooster Crows. This always hushes the audience in a cloud of charm as they see some kids role play in gorgeous sun and jade emperor costumes.
$351- $500
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