Connecting the Beats Update
CONNECTING THE BEATS
The Jesus Andujar Percussion Ensemble offered an interactive concert at the Boys and Girls Club Open House Block Party on Thursday, April 20th.
Earlier in the season, Cape Cod African Dance and Drumming performed at a family night open house at the Boys and Girls Club on September 8.
Issa Coulibaly, Malian master drummer, offered a 6 week workshop at the Boys and Girls Club on Church Street in Newport in October and November 2016. Issa is a talented educator as well as performer. The kids had a lot of fun with Issa. Good rhythms, some dance steps and singing, and a lot of laughs!
Crocodile River Music performed an interactive concert on December 6 in assembly for St. Philomena's School in Portsmouth. The ensemble featured the string, drumming and dance music of Mali and other West African countries. Following the assembly the ensemble offered a workshop to theater and music students who are rehearsing for a Spring interpretation of "The Lion King."
See the Lion King, Jr. at St. Phil's
Lydia Perez and Yoruba 2 will perform an interactive concert for 4th gradrss at the Portsmouth Middle School on April 24th. She was asked to return after a lively concert last spring.
Plans are being made for camp appearances at the YMCA, Camp Grosvenor and Martin Luther King Summer Adventure Camp in late June and July.
Thank you to
Connecting the Beats
The William H. Brown Fund
Obuamah Addy of Ghana, West Africa, and students performing at The Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, Park Holm location.
Park Holm after-school aspiring drummers
Lydia Perez, Puerto Rican singer, dancer and percussionist with two young dancers in the Portsmouth Action for Youth after-school program at Hathaway School
Tony Fonseca of All Hands Drumming at the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, Church Street location
All Hands Drumming at the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, Church Street location
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Common Fence Music began as an activity of the Common Fence Point Improvement Association in 1993 but became a separate organization soon after. Today we work side by side with our friends in the Association to keep the hall vibrant for all who rent the room for various functions. Common Fence Point Improvement Association Community Hall is a special place as this neighborhood community gathering spot was built as a country music dance hall and it has great live sound. The atmosphere is congenial with tables fanning out around the stage. And, there is plenty of free parking.
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