SRP Performer B.J. Whitehouse

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B.J. Whitehouse

The Shanteyman presents a program of music, poetry and stories of the sea. The program is geared toward elementary and middle school-aged children and is highly participatory. Kids will play in a 'fufu' band, an improvisational group of players on pots and pans! Or, they will use a light block-and-tackle in a fun tug-of-war to experience the mechanical advantage of simple machines. The music of the sea is as wide as the Atlantic and as deep as the ocean. Aside from shanties, sailors sang forebitters, which were ballads or popular songs of the day. Stephen Foster of "The Camptown Races" and "Hard Times Come Again No More" were particular favorites of the men on board. The Shanteyman uses a multi-media presentation to inspire and entertain kids. Your young patrons will learn about simple machines and the mechanical advantage they provided for sailors before the advent of powered machinery while they sing along!

Schedule of Appearances
Date/TimeLibrary/WorkshopAudience
6/13/2018
Wednesday, 10:00 AM
South Providence Branch
Children
6/20/2018
Wednesday, 02:30 PM
Wanskuck Library
Children
6/28/2018
Thursday, 10:30 AM
Island Free Library
Children
7/03/2018
Tuesday, 06:00 PM
Jamestown Philomenian Library
Children
7/10/2018
Tuesday, 10:00 AM
Westerly Public Library
Children
7/11/2018
Wednesday, 03:00 PM
Fox Point Library
Children
7/11/2018
Wednesday, 07:00 PM
Warwick Public Library
Children
7/12/2018
Thursday, 02:30 PM
William Hall Library
Children
7/17/2018
Tuesday, 02:00 PM
East Providence Public Library
Children
7/18/2018
Wednesday, 10:30 AM
Tiverton Public Library
Children
7/19/2018
Thursday, 10:30 AM
Rogers Free Library
Children
7/20/2018
Friday, 10:30 AM
Davisville Free Library
Children
7/24/2018
Tuesday, 02:00 PM
Coventry Public Library
Children
7/26/2018
Thursday, 10:00 AM
Westerly Public Library
Children
7/28/2018
Saturday, 03:00 PM
Rochambeau Library
Children
7/31/2018
Tuesday, 07:00 PM
West Warwick Public Library
Children
8/02/2018
Thursday, 11:00 AM
Pascoag Public Library
Children
8/06/2018
Monday, 06:00 PM
Barrington Public Library
Children
8/16/2018
Thursday, 04:00 PM
Willett Free Library
Children