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The Kids Are Alright – Géraud Ngolo

Saturday, January 06 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Rines Auditorium
Audience: Kids & Families

The Kids Are Alright, is a family friendly local music series aimed at encouraging children’s involvement in the musical arts.   In addition to live performances by some of the area’s top talent, each event will feature a “Get-To-Know-Your-Local-Musician” component that will allow parents and children a chance to ask the performer(s) questions about what it is like to be a musician in Maine.  Likewise, MAMM will host an “Instrument Petting Zoo” so that everyone will have a chance to try out some of the instruments that they will have seen used on stage during the performance that day. The Library will provide concert attendees with resources about the importance of music in the  early literacy and brain development of young children. This month’s performer will be Géraud Ngolo. His performance will offer sounds from many places.  Pulling influences from living in Congo and Italy, he mixes African music, Pop, French music.  He’ll be joined by Jake Hoffman on Bass and Franchely Benazo, known for her voice, dancing, and drumming.

These concerts are funded in part by the Davis Family Foundation

 

 

 

 

About the Series » The Kids Are Alright

 

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The Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library is excited to host the Maine Academy of Modern Music’s  The Kids Are Alright, a family friendly local music series aimed at encouraging children’s involvement in the musical arts. This series will take place on the first Saturday of the month 10:30 in the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium. In addition to live performances by some of the area’s top talent, each event will feature a “Get-To-Know-Your-Local-Musician” component that will allow parents and children a chance to ask the performer(s) questions about what it is like to be a musician in Maine.  Likewise, MAMM will host an “Instrument Petting Zoo” so that everyone will have a chance to try out some of the instruments that they will have seen used on stage during the performance that day. The Library will provide concert attendees with resources about the importance of music in the  early literacy and brain development of young children.