Musicians and storytellers Hasan Bakr and Kevin Nathaniel introduced children to the sounds of Africa and the African diaspora through the story of a young musician, a magician, and how they save their village from the evil giant Abiyoyo. Instruments included the djembe, mbira, bongo, and shekere.
In partnership with the Maple Street School, Abiyoyopalooza celebrated literacy through music and storytelling, including free post-performance children’s art making workshops.
Cast and Crew
Musicians: Hasan Bakr and Kevin Nathaniel
PLG Arts promotes the arts, supports local artists, and builds community through celebrating the vibrant collective creativity of Prospect Lefferts Gardens and surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods.
The Maple Street School is a non-profit parent cooperative pre-school serving Prospect Lefferts Gardens and the surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods.
In partnership with the City of New York and the community, the Prospect Park Alliance restores, develops, and operates Prospect Park for the enjoyment of all by caring for the natural environment, preserving historic design, and serving the public through facilities and programs. For more information on Prospect Park events and programs, call the Park Hotline at (718) 965-8999 or visit www.prospectpark.org.
Dates: May 15, 2011
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: Prospect Park Audubon Center. S or Q train to Prospect Park station (Lincoln Road exit). B43 and B48 to Lincoln Road. The Audubon Center is located in Prospect Park. Enter the park at Lincoln Road. Follow the road into the Park and keep going until you get to the duck feet on the ground that lead the way under a bridge and to the Center.
Admission: Free; post-show craft activities for children, no reservation required.