Hajitek Majitek

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The Singing Winds presents “Hajitek Majitek” featuring Hafida Torres, Jill Reinier and Gnawa Maalem Said Damir.

Come hear the stories and music of Marrakesh!  Hear the tale of Haina and her brother, who transformed into animals and back again.  Find out what happened to the four little goats when the wolf learned to speak in their mother’s voice.  Revel in the sounds of Gnawa music filled with percussive energy and the sweet melodies of the hajhuj.

Recommended for all ages, this program features traditional costumes, music, folklore, and crafts.  Stories will be told in Arabic with English translation.

$ 2:00 suggested donation

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for crafts and activities.

Where:  PS 230 multimedia room, 425 McDonald Avenue

When:  Saturday, January 12 at 11:00 a.m.

De Caribbean Potporri

Singing Winds presents De Caribbean Potporri, with Euston James, storyteller

A little bit scary and a lot of fun! Come celebrate this Halloween season in the spirit of the Islands.  Hear the stories of La Diablesse and Les Douens, spirits who walk in the Caribbean night.  Enjoy the music and dance of Trinidad and Tobago.  Create a diya out of clay to light up your nights and keep darkness away.

Wear a costume if you like!  Face-painting before the show!

$2.00 admission

WHERE: PS 230 multimedia room, located at 425 McDonald Avenue.                       nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)

WHEN:  October 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Thank you, State Farm YSA!

We are proud to announce that the Singing Winds at PS 230 – Storytelling and Literacy Project has received a State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grant.  5th grade teacher Robyn Waters will be conducting an oral history project with her students to investigate the expectations and experience of public education in a multilingual immigrant community.  Students will seek out stories about school in other places and other times, and create a video documentary reflecting their investigation.  Along with the video, students will create a presentation, “Preparing to Learn,” to promote storytelling and reading aloud with preschool children as an important practice to develop readiness for school.

Thank you, State Farm YSA!