Slim Harrison and Brynda Ambush Harrison
Slim Harrison has been an artist in residence and touring artist for the Maryland State Arts Council Arts in Education program for over 25 years. He brings traditional folk music, stories, and dances alive for all ages and abilities. Brynda Ambush Harrison brings a varied background in diversity training, experiential education, conflict resolution, storytelling, music, and weaving to the program.
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Residency Info Residency DescriptionExploring the Roots of American Folk Music combines a concert of participatory songs and stories about our multicultural roots with workshops where students try various instruments and learn folk dances in preparation for an all-school hoedown. The Peaceweavers residency begins with a concert of "Peace Songs and Storiesfrom Around the World" and students are invited to try several world folk instruments and use their imaginations to create stories. Workshops in art, music, and dance give students an opportunity to weave and create a "Vision of Peace," a four to six foot in diameter "Peace Wheel" given to the school by the students at the final performance. Teacher Training or Workshops Provided
Teacher training workshops are available with or without a residency program. Teacher workshops give an overview of the Roots of American Folk Music and its relation to classroom curriculum including social studies/history, multicultural awareness, geography, math, science, literature, music, art, and physical education. Teachers are encouraged to try out several American and world folk instruments and join in some simple folk dances that demonstrate various curriculum concepts. A teacher’s guide is available with several follow-up ideas for the classroom.
Reference Name: Carolina Camacho Title: Cultural Arts Chair/Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Phone: (301)990-6930 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Residency Location: Washington Grove Elementary School - The residency gave students a greater understanding of the roots of American folk music through two performances, hands-on workshops, and a hoedown. Materials Needed
Peaceweavers materials are provided by artists, but students can bring cloth strips, ribbons, yarn, etc.
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Which regions can you stay overnight?: Eastern Shore Central MD Greater Washington Southern MD Western MD Travel Requirements: Technical/Space Needs: A stage or performance area set back from the audience 10-15 feet. Chairs or benches for 12 student participants at a time. Two adult size chairs and two tables 6-8 feet long. Artists provide PA system and microphones. Materials Needed: Peaceweavers materials are provided by artists, but students can bring cloth strips, ribbons, yarn, etc.
Booking Contact Info Booking Contact NameSlim Harrison Contact OrganizationSunnyland Music and Multicultural Arts Address
16530 Eylers Valley Road
Emmitsburg , Maryland 21727-9526