Posts filed under ‘music’
Sounds & Beats of the Americas
with Nayo Ulloa
Monday / June 4th / 1 pm & 2pm / GPL auditorium
Come learn different styles of music from Latin America with musician Nayo Ulloa! He’ll be showing us how to play percussion instruments of the different Latin American countries as well as sharing some dance and movement techniques. It’s going to be a dynamic and fun experience for everyone!
* In order to sign up for this program, you must be in grades 6th – 12th and have a Goshen Public library card. Come in and sign up for this and other programs in our Teen Summer Reading Program today!
What Is On YOUR Playlist?
This month we are featuring great books that are all about music. In addition, we are also asking YOU to tell us what is on your “reading playlist” for a chance to win an itunes card! All you have to do is write down the titles of 6 of your favorite YA books, and don’t forget your name and phone number. This contest will be going on until the end of the month, when we will pick our winner. Come into the YA department today and tell us YOUR playlist!
Check these and other great books about music on display this month:
Beat, Rhymes, & Life: What We Love and Hate About Hip-Hip / featuring interviews with Mos def, Nelly, Ludacris, Heather Hunter, and others
Hip-hop culture has been in the mainstream for years. Suburban teens take their fashion cues from Diddy and expect to have Three 6 Mafia play their sweet-sixteen parties. Hip-hop’s influence is major. But has the movement taken a wrong turn? This collection features many original interviews with some of rap’s biggest stars talking candidly about how they connect to the culture and their fans.
Sebastian Prendergast lives with his eccentric grandmother in a geodesic dome. His homeschooling has taught him much about futurist philosophy, but nothing about girls, junk food, or loud , angry music. Then fate casts Sebastian out of the dome, and finds a very different tudor in a chain-smoking sixteen-year-old Jared, and together they form a punk band and plan to take the local church talent show by storm.
The Indie Band Survival Guide / by Randy Chertow and Jason Feehan
In this indispensable guide for indie musicians, Chertkow and Feehan, lead members of the Chicago band Beatnik Turtle, explain how they have managed successfully to get their music out to the public, to produce four albums, to build a huge following and to write music for television shows and theater without the benefit of a record label. Covering topics such as building a brand, networking, Web site, getting booked, playing live and getting publicized, Chertkow and Feehan pass along advice that, while sometimes self-evident, encourages bands to exploit the Internet and to become Web savvy to make a name for themselves.
Oh, the Interwebs are smiling upon me! I thought that I had peaked for the day when I discovered that National Geographic recreated the flying house from Up. BUT THEN, I found Empty School by Ben Meyers. Ben is a music student who not only turned an abandoned school into his recording studio, but also as his instrument. Enjoy!
During the Edmond Sixth Grade Festival, Greyson Michael Chance walked up to the piano and began to belt out his own rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi.” His performance was back on May 13th. Since then, the video of his performance on YouTube has had over 8 million views!
Greyson has become an immediate sensation. Everyone compares him to Justin Bieber and calls him “Little Lord Gaga.” Ellen DeGeneres invited him to her show this afternoon for an interview, and a Facebook page called “Lady Gaga Kid” has been created for his fans. If you like his version of “Paparazzi,” you also can check out videos of original songs by Greyson on his YouTube Channel!
Happy Monday, everyone! I came across this video on Sunday and wanted to share it with you. P.S. 22 is an elementary school in Queens, New York. Their fourth/fifth grade chorus performs songs from every musician under the sun. If you don’t believe me, check out their blog. See – I told you so! They sing music by Bob Dylan, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Tori Amos and many, many more. Here, the choir is singing Listzomania by Phoenix. It is so much fun to watch a group of kids doing what they love to do!