The Immigrant Experience
All aboard the steamer to New York! It’s time to take a trip to a New World. What will you bring with you? What will you find when you get there? In this interactive music and history program, a talented trio of musicians bring a variety of immigration stories, pictures and folk instruments including the dumbek guitar, jaw harp, tambourine, penny whistle, fiddle, native American flute, tabor, bagpipes, castanets, trombone, harmonica, bodhran and riqq to demonstrate that American culture is woven from a patchwork of sounds and traditions.
Audience Limit: 200
Curriculum Connection: Music, Folk Music, History of US Immigration, and Cultural Development
Single Show: $675
Travel Fee: based upon mileage
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
3 reserved parking spaces
2 easels or sturdy music stands for displaying 20” by 30” photos
Microphone with floor stand
Performance Space: Elementary students should be seated on the floor, if possible.
Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes
Strike time: 15 minutes
Time needed between performances: 5 minutes
Teachers are expected to model appropriate audience behavior for students.