A GLORIOUS WEEKEND AT DEEP ROOT:|
FRESH BEATS RHYTHM PARADE & MORE...TAKE ROOT!
WORKSHOPS, MUSIC, AND DANCE TO INSPIRE YOU!|
Look for the HAND symbol on our Festival Schedule marking those events designed with your participation in mind. All Take Root Workshops, Festival Tent Concerts and Artist @ Acadia sessions are FREE!
Hat, Rhythm Instrument & Mask Making
Saturday - 9:30am to 11:30 at the Festival Tent (Drop in anytime during this time frame)
Terry Havlis Drahos, Tony Reddin & Marion Copleston will provide materials and instruction for children and adults alike to make hats & masks to wear, and rhythm instruments to jingle, pound & shake in our Fresh Beats Rhythm Parade.
Harmony Singing Workshop
Saturday - 10am at the Al Whittle Theatre
Let your vocal chords begin the day with a wonderful workout. Join festival performers Naming the Twins, Mae Moore, Harvey Marcotte and Willie Stratton for a singing experience you're sure to enjoy.
Kids PLAY Music!
Saturday - 10:30am at the Wolfville Baptist Church (Corner of Main & Highland)
Marilyn Manzer and Shannon Lynch will delight small and very small children (and their adults) with singing games and dances from around the world. All are welcome. Marilyn teaches music and Kindermusik in Wolfville and Shannon is an actor, singer and sometimes clown, living in Halifax. (Shannon is also our caller for the Contra dance.)
Puppetry with Monika Wildemann & Wee Giant Theatre
Saturday - 10:30am at the Festival Theatre
In preparation for the Rhythm Parade, a number of kids (young and old!) will learn to manipulate these enormous puppets and experience the thrill of artistic collaboration as they bring to life Wee Giant Theatre's wonderful larger-than-life characters. Costumes, masks, wings and crowns are also available to wear in the parade.
West African Drumming Workshop
Saturday - 10:30am at the Festival Tent area, weather permitting - at the Baptist Church if it is too rainy for drums to be outside
Bring your own hand drum and a chair and join the circle. Some drums will be provided. Bruno Allard and Djugdjug Ensemble will lead.
All-Ages Rhythm Workshop
Saturday- 11:35am at the Festival Tent area
Bring your own drum or a rhythm instrument that you've just constructed and join the musicians of DRUMHAND for a short workshop that will help everyone prepare for the Rhythm Parade that begins at Noon!
Fresh Beats Rhythm Parade
Saturday - Noon, starting at the Festival Tent
Leaving from Clock Park, the parade proceeds east on Main Street, turns left and goes north on Central Avenue, turns left again moving west on Front Street. A final left and a hop, skip and a jump south on Elm Street will bring us back to Clock Park and the Festival Tent. Please stay in costume and gather for a GROUP PICTURE right after the parade finishes.
After the parade, stay around for an afternoon full of free entertainment at the Festival Tent. Bring a picnic along or pick up some of the great local food choices at the Farmers Market to enjoy while listening to the music (Bringing your own chair is also recommended).
Saturday - 12:30pm at the Festival Tent
Join DRUMHAND and others for an experience of improvised musical, physical, and social creativity. Jam Dance encourages social engagement, diversity, co-operation and a renewed sense of our world and each other. All ages and abilities welcome! Participants will be guided through a variety of group activities ranging from listening, seeing and feeling, to joyous, raucous expression and celebration. Facilitated by Kimberly Smith, Kathleen Purdy and Brendon Alexander Purdy-Smith - co founders of The Alexander Society for Special Needs. Learning through creative play! www.alexandersociety.org.
Concert: For Kids and the Young at Heart
Saturday - 1:30pm at the Festival Tent
Sheesham, Lotus and 'Son use methods for music-making that come from a time when instruments were scarce and mass media unheard of; a time when families entertained themselves with dance, music and stories created fresh, on the spot each day and evening. Simple songs to help the workday pass, music to dance, unwind and celebrate the end of the day, and songs and stories to wind down before bed.
Saturday - 2:30pm at the Festival Tent
Acadia Campus Capoeira Group will show us some Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines music and dance with quick and complex moves and leg sweeps. Capoeira was begun in the 16th century in Portuguese colonies by African slaves. More than a fighting style, it was created as a hope of survival, a tool with which an escaped slave, completely unequipped, could survive in the hostile, unknown land and face the hunt that would ensue. Nowadays it is partly a simulation of fighting and partly a game, with singing and musical instruments.
Saturday - 2:30pm in the Wolfville Farmers Market Community Room
Contra dance is a partnered folk dance in which people dance in two facing lines. Our friends from Genticorum will provide the music and Shannon Lynch will be our caller. This event is open to all, regardless of experience. Come and dance!
Concert: Throat Singing by Ilannaat
Saturday - 3:30pm at the Festival Tent
"Ilannaat", an Inuktitut term describing good friends, is the new Throat-singing duet of Kerri Tattuinee and Kathleen Merritt. The two are indeed good friends, who grew up in the tiny Arctic community of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Since the age of seven, they have been inspired to learn the art of Inuit throat-singing; an ancient practice done to pass time between two Inuit women. Over the years, Kerri and Kathleen have undertaken their own paths to discover themselves and their passions, performing separately across Canada and internationally. The two will sing for the first time together on stage as Ilannaat; mixing Inuit traditional sounds and modern melodies.
Rise Up Singing - Food Bank Fundraiser
Sunday - 10am at Festival Theatre
Help Deep Roots help the Wolfville & Area Food Bank. Bring donations of cash or non-perishable food items, and start your Sunday morning singing with Naming the Twins, Meaghan Blanchard, Sheesham & Lotus & Son, Micah O'Connell and Littlehouse.
Kids Activities at Closing Concert
Sunday - 1pm at Festival Theatre
During the final Sunday concert, play and craft activities for young people (and those young at heart) will be available nearby. The Wee Giants are always part of the finale - you can be too!
Be sure to check out our inspirational workshops if you want to feel your sense of creative community collaboration Take Root!