November 23, 2017

Sheesham and Lotus perform at WRS


Sheesham and Lotus perform at WRS

Due to the extremely cold weather it has been a long week without outside play at WRS.  The phrase “cabin fever” comes to mind!  Yesterday we were able to forget about it due to the outstanding performance by Sheesham and Lotus.  These gentlemen entertained all of us with “old-time” music from the Appalachian Mountain region. 

Ask your child about “ham-boning” – a way of making music with your hands.  Sheesham and Lotus taught us about the origins of the banjo (from Africa) as well as jaw harps.  We learned that jaw harps are used in every culture and they’re made out of whatever natural resources are available in each culture. 

This delightful program was made possible by a grant through the Creative Lives After School Program.  I’d like to thank Ms. Maureen Burford for providing this opportunity.