Performances

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An hour to an hour and one-half storytelling performances are available to a variety of audiences. Concerts are designed to the specific audience type whether adult, families, or children. Performances can be held in a variety of venues.

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Storytelling Concerts in Schools and Libraries:

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School concerts are between 45 to 55 minutes long and can accommodate 500 students in an auditorium setting. Concerts can be conducted back-to-back in Library or media centers to accommodate up to 100 students.

School Residency programs are available.

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Storytelling Concerts in Public Libraries and Other Public Venues:

These concerts can range from one hour to two hours and can accommodate audience sizes appropriate to the venue.

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Examples of Performances:

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Celtic Stories: “Fairies, Tricksters, and Drums”: Tales of Irish Fairies and tricksters accompanied by the Irish hoop drum.
World Traditions: “Do You Feel a Chill?” Ghost Stories from around the world will tingle your spine, frazzle your mind, in some of the scariest tales, legends, myths you’ll ever find!
Pacific Northwest Tales of Indigenous People:
Pacific Northwest Tales of Indigenous People: Stories of Warrior Heroes, Grandmothers and mosquitoes. Learn about the lives and culture of the ancient people of the Northwest.

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Expanded Example:

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Performance Beat the Story Drum:

Beat the Story Drum: This performance is designed for families with children of preschool age and above. The focus is on selected stories from around the world and the rhythms used in the telling of these stories. Participants will take an active roll in the stories through song, rhythm, and call and response activities.

A list of Story Selections:

African and Afro-American
Anansi and How Stories Came to Be: (Ashanti) (Conga or Djembe)
Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock: (Ashanti) (Conga or Djembe)
The Name of the Tree: (Yoruba) (Conga or Djembe)
Who’s in Rabbits House: (Masai) (Conga, Djembe, and other instruments)
The Hen and the Frog: (Hausa) (Conga or Djembe)
The King of the Elephants Drum: (Haiti) (Conga)
Anansi and the Secret Name: (Akan/Ghana) (Conga or Djembe)
Akimba and the Magic Cow: (Yoruba) (Talking Drum, Djembe)
In the Time of the Drum: (Afro-American S. Carolina) (Conga or Djembe)

Scottish, Irish, Welsh
(Most stories told to the Bodhran or Hoop drums))
Wee Meg and the Fairies
The Blue Bottle
The Girl with the Fairy in Her Eye
Stevie Mac and the Legend of the Bodhran
Kate and the Fairy Mound

First Nations Pacific Northwest
(Hoop Drum and Native Flute)
Raven Steals the Sun
Cannibal: Where Mosquitoes Come From
Cloud Eyes
Raven and the Tide
Where the Buffalo Begin (Lakota)
Blue Elk ( Navajo)

Instruments:
A variety of rhythm instruments will/ can be used for this performance.