Connecting the Beats:
About The Picnic Series:
Our kitchen offers home-made soups & baked goods, soft drinks, coffee & tea.
A Workshop Sampling:
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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The board and volunteers deeply appreciate the support of its faithful public; individual and family trust donors; Rhode Island State Council on the Arts RISCA provider of general operating support; contributors to The Newport County Fund of The Rhode Island Foundation RIF/NCF funder of Connecting the Beats: Bringing African & African-Caribbean Drumming to the Youth of Newport County; and New England Foundation for the Arts NEFA, occasional underwriter of concerts and workshops.
Things you can do on the Common Fence Music website:
What is Common Fence Music?
Common Fence Music is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.
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. CFPIA 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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