For The Family to See
The Harmonica Pocket
Live at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA
January 24th, 2009 @ 1pm
ABOUT THE SHOW
The Harmonica Pocket’s live children’s show aims to get families singing and moving in their seats. The shows promote literacy by making reading fun and bringing books to life by setting the texts to original music. As their favorite animals and insects dance with them, children are exposed to lessons in science, history, and arts. The group also introduces non-western instruments such as the Australian didgeridoo and the mbira, a thumb piano from Zimbabwe.
- The School Library Journal comments, “Harmonica Pocket defies classification and should be commended for experimenting with non-western musical traditions and mixing it up with western practice.”
- Commonsense Media raves, “This album is a nearly perfect example of tasteful, adult standards of excellence applied to music meant for kids.”
- Hilltown Famillies review: “SOLAR POWERED & WORLDLY! I love the ecological awareness behind both the production of Ladybug One and the lyrics of the songs. This truly “green” recording was produced off the grid at their solar-powered studios on Marrowstone Island, Washington. That impressed me. What impresses my daughter is their songs about bugs, including fireflies, bumblebees, spiders and ladybugs. But it’s not just that the songs are about insects and spiders that makes it the most appealing, it’s their creative exploration of each song that leaves me wanting more. Their songs are truly unique, blending world-music with Americana, and quirky fun with serious issues. The blend of acoustic instruments played on Ladybug One gives the album a rich tapestry of unique sounds, including the didgeridoo, mbira, ukelele, harmonica, jaw harp, music saw, Japanese gong, sitar, tabla and even a hula hoop! The educational opportunities (cultural, ecology, science) a parent could take with this album are multifold! Ladybug One is a new favorite of mine! Visit them on-line at www.harmonicapocket.com and sample a few of their tunes.
HOW TO WIN
Your chance to win tickets to see The Harmonica Pocket is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)! To win simply
- POST A COMMENT BELOW and be sure to tell us your
- NAME and where you
- LIVE (TOWN/STATE) PLEASE include your town and state to be eligible. We’ll randomly draw a winner(s) from those who leave a comment (along with their name and town/state) and post the results below.
- We have up to four free tickets to offer, so be sure to include how many tickets you would like to win.
- ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
- The winner will be contacted with details on how to retrieve tickets via email upon the close of the contest.
IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 01/21/09 @ 7pm (EST).
If you don’t win you should still go! Tickets for The Harmonica Pocket are $6 per person and are available through the MASS MoCA Box Office located off Marshall Street in North Adams from 11 A.M. until 5 P.M. (closed Tuesdays). Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 during Box Office hours or purchased on line at www.massmoca.org.
DISCOVER MASS MOCA
MASS MoCA, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States, is located off Marshall Street in North Adams on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings. MASS MoCA is an independent 501C3 whose operations and programming are funded through admissions and commercial lease revenue, corporate and foundation grants, and individual philanthropy. Except for an initial construction grant from the Commonwealth, and occasional competitive state and federal grants for specific programs, MASS MoCA is not government-funded.