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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi TRAVELING THE WORLD WITH MUSICAL TALES (GREAT FOR SUMMER 2011) Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
GREAT FOR SUMMER READING 2011! Gigi, Family & Friends from the Lend Me a Hand Band weave their musical magic in a series of multicultural programs incorporating folk tales and music from around the world – all set in an interactive format. The audience participates through chants, actions and song as the tales unfold. The programs contain stories such as: The Caterpillar's Tale (call and response song), The Vinegar Bottle, How Rabbit Got His Ears,and Abiyoyo, to name a few, as well as songs in different languages. – Adjusted to requested age group.
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy American Folk Songs for the Whole Family History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. We’ll sing old favorites like “This Land is Your Land”, “If I had a Hammer”, “I’ve been Working on the Railroad”, “She’ll be coming Around the Mountain” and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. 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
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. TAINO Latin-American music Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Husband-wife duo, Sana and Papo Nickel create their powerful sound using exquisite vocals, guitars, congas, bongos, bamboo flutes, cuatro, requinto, and a whole array of ethnic instruments. All shows are full of audience participation.

THE LATIN AMERICAN JOURNEY traces TAINO’s five-year journey through Central and South America and the Caribbean with songs, stories, and Spanish words.

DISCOVERING COLUMBUS uses music and theatre to explore the world that Columbus encountered, and the subsequent transformation of that world with the meeting of the Native American, European, and African peoples.

GRACIAS A LA VIDA: THANKSGIVING AROUND THE WORLD uses masks, dance, songs, ethnic instruments, and stories to celelbrate the harvest time in the British Isles, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.

CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY celebrates the winter holiday season through the joyous and festive nature of their music and traditions.

THE RAIN FOREST features music from the major rain forest areas of the world, including South America, Central Africa, Indonesia, and the forests of our own North American continent.

CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL CELEBRATION is an exuberant performance celebrating Latin American music, featuring reggae, dazzling keyboard skills, and loaded with participation.

$501- $1000
Connolly, Carol Spooktacular Songs and Stories Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales ‘n Tunes will treat you to some slightly shivery tales and spooky songs! No trick! Enjoy a performance which includes tales and tunes that will provide a balance of fright and delight for a family audience. This sing-along, clap-along high-participation show, will feature silly spooks and elicit ghostly giggles as the performers give young listeners and their families a witchy brew of Halloween fun.
$201- $350
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
Sprout, Jonathan American Heroes Five Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Jonathan's NEWEST Concert includes songs from his American Heroes 4 CD, winner of eight national awards: * Spring 2014 Academics' Choice Smart Media Award * 2014 KIDS FIRST! All-star Award * 2014 Tillywig Brainchild Award * 2014 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award * 2014 The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval * 2014 Dove Foundation Family Friendly Seal * 2014 Mom's Choice Honoring Excellence Gold Award Recipient * 2014 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award The featured heroes in this concert are: Albert Einstein, Juliette Gordon Low, William Penn, Samantha Smith, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dr. Seuss.
$501- $1000
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
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
Senese, Gerard Taiko Drums of Japan Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Drawn from the rich folk heritage of Japan, the Ryu Shu Kan presents: Taiko Drums of Japan. This hour long program introduces the audience to the exciting sounds and sights of a Taiko performance. The Drummers play powerful rhythms as they move around the drums with martial arts choreography. Karate & Samurai Sword Kata enhance the feeling of the ancient Samurai spirit of the Japanese people and traditional Japanese Folk dance weaves it'a way throughout the show. The elegant sound of the Japanese harp -Koto- is played as well as the haunting sounds of the Shakuhachi bamboo flute as an interlude between the thunder of the Taiko pieces. The Ryu Shu Kan is sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University and this program is part of their community outreach program: Introduction to Japanese Culture.
$351- $500
Herdman, Priscilla Contemporary Folk Music Music
Priscilla Herdman has been called a singer’s singer, and is regarded as one of the most admired interpreters of contemporary folk music in the United States. Called an extraordinary song finder and an eloquent performer, audiences who come to hear her sing (and to sing with her) are embraced by her warm and powerful performance. She has toured nationally for thirty years and has released twelve CDs for both adults and children, (three are award winning family albums Stardreamer, Daydreamer and Moondreamer) and three trio albums with friends Anne Hills and Cindy Mangsen. Priscilla is a New York native and lives in Pine Plains, in the Hudson River Valley Region.
$501- $1000
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