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Music Workshop: Handmade Drums and Animal Parade

3:00 pm, lower shelter house . . .  parade 3:45 pm, concert on market stage 4:00 -4:15 pm
by Kelsey Lee and friends

FFF 2018 Reggae and Root Beer Kelsey LeeChildren of all ages are invited to join teacher and well-known Louisville percussionist Kelsey Lee from last year's popular main stage band, the Southern Sirens, in this unique, hands-on music and art workshop.  With the strong tradition of children’s nature programs featuring live animals at the Folk Fest, the workshop will be followed by a fun, musical parade of animals--well, actually, a parade of talented children dressed as their favorite animals, insects, etc.
Participants will create some simple, handheld percussion instruments using plastic buckets, etc. The workshop will also involve making and putting together wings and colorful, streamer-type objects for the parade. Children are invited to bring favorite animal or insect costumes if they have some or to come already dressed in the costumes. A few animal outfits such as those used at Halloween, or ones borrowed from area theatre dressing rooms, costume shops, etc., will also be available to borrow for the parade, while supplies last. The parade will begin in the lower shelterhouse at 3:45 and meander through the market area, ending with an informal concert at the Kyana Woodstock Market Stage from 4:00-4:15.

Drum Circle, Workshop

2:15 – 3:00 pm, lower shelterhouse

by reggae artist Zion

FFF 2018 Drum Circle with ZionWith a voice and style reminiscent of classic reggae, this Evansville, Indiana, artist fuses roots music and spoken word to spread a message of love, hope, unity, and peace. He’s excited to lead a drum circle for children of all ages. He will have several types of drums with him and lead the kids in fun, interactive exercises to create groovy rhythms and beats.   

Zion has been a crowd favorite in the local Will Read and Sing for Food series. Born in the small village (population 1,288) of La Plaine in rural Dominica West Indies, Zion was shaped at an early age by experiences that taught him perseverance, endurance, and spiritual empowerment. “While everyone my age used to listen to popular music for younger audiences, I was drawn to conscientious reggae music. I never really chose to do music—it was just inside of me. Once I learned to play the guitar as a teenager, it was a natural thing,” he states. Zion has opened up for a number of national and international artists including The Wailers Band. In addition to performing with Ziggy Marley, he has also recorded songs at Bob Marley's legendary Tuff Gong Studio in Jamaica.

Fire Horse Yoga for Kids

11:00 – 11:45 am, on hill east and above the main stage

by Amanda Tadatada Gamble, Fire Horse Yoga

FFF 2018 Yoga for Kids 3Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to participate in a fun yoga session! The class is free, and donations are welcomed. Extra mats will be provided, but please bring your own if you have one. Please bring water to keep yourself hydrated. If you have any health conditions, please notify Amanda before the session begins.
Amanda moved to Jasper for her full-time job as a school psychologist and began teaching at Fire Horse in early 2011. Amanda has a passion for children’s yoga. She received her Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) through the Youth Yoga School in Evansville, Indiana.

"We Don't Want to Live on the Moon" Children’s Concert

1:30 - 2:10 pm, lower shelterhouse

By Kaitlin and Charles Klein

FFF 2018 Kaitlin and Charles Klein 3Newlywed in July of 2017, Kaitlin (Emmert) and Charles Klein have been playing music together since they met. Kaitlin plays violin, and Charles upright bass. Kaitlin is a native of Ferdinand who now lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with Charles and their daughter Cecilia. Their music mixes bluegrass and jazz together in a lively, enjoyable style that gets your toes-a-tappin’ to the beat. Their fun concert will feature songs that celebrate the beauty and miracle of the earth and honor all the fellow creatures that share the planet with us.

Harmony by Hand

12:00 noon – 12:30 pm  and  12:45 – 1:15, lower shelterhouse

by Susan Fowler
FFF 2018 Susan Fowler Harmony by HandRenowned environmental educator, storyteller, artist, and musician, Evansville-based Susan Fowler travels across the US inspiring children and adults to appreciate one another, history, community, and the gifts of nature that we have all around us. At the Folk Fest, she will engage the children in creative ways and invite audience participation, drawing people into fun and meaningful experiences through literature, theatre, and song. A returning artist to the community, for many years Susan has delighted crowds with her joyful spirit and interactive style. All ages are welcomed.

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