Saturday, August 27
10:00 a.m. Buffalo Girl Choir
Buffalo Girlchoir provides exceptional music instruction in the city of Buffalo to girls from all social strata who love to sing. Today they are more than 60 singers ages 5-18 in 4 ensembles, singing in community events and alongside professional ensembles such as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
11:00 a.m. Aurora Waldorf School Puppet Show
Providing a place where children love to learn, educating children for all aspects of life, and fostering capacities within to become successful, self-assured adults who contribute to a better world.
12:00 p.m. Buffalo Dance Ensemble
We are a family friendly dance and fitness studio in Buffalo, NY and love teaching classes for both kids and adults!
1:00 p.m. Amor & Heritage Traditional Dance
Amor and HeritageTraditional Dance Co. promotes Multiculturalism with tradition dance styles. The group participates and engages at events to promote the Hispanic and Multicultural Heritage, in a way to increase all dancers of all ages’ self esteem, the passion to make their dreams come true and a love for their heritage
2:00 p.m. Buffalo Suzuki Strings
The mission of the Buffalo Suzuki Strings is to teach children about music in a manner consistent with the philosophy and pedagogy developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. The program is patterned after Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy that any child can learn to play an instrument when the environment surrounding the child is supportive in the most positive way.BSS endeavors to guide students to a better adulthood as a result of exceptional training in childhood.
3:00 p.m. La Marimba of Buffalo
Original Arrangements of Traditional Marimba Music.
4:00 p.m. Angkulung Performance by Indonesian American Students
4:30 p.m. African American Cultural Center Drum and Dance
African American Cultural Center Dance and Drum Performance Company is a not for profit multipurpose cultural arts and education institution, whose mission is to provide authentic cultural exchange as a means of educational enlightenment. The company has developed under the direction of West African cultural artists and the influence of African American pioneers in the dance genre, offering dance and drumming instruction to the community
5:00 p.m. Ed Koban
Ed Koban is a Guitarist and Native American Flutist. By blending the sounds of rock, blues, jazz, with the haunting sounds of the Native American Flute he gives life to a fresh and original sound, that sounds new and satisfying.
Sunday, August 28
10:00 a.m. Rince Na Tiarna
Rince Na Tiarna is a family-oriented school which teaches students from five to young adult while nurturing pride in Gaelic culture. Students are encouraged to pursue performance, traditional and competitive dancing at “their own pace.” From beginner to champion, hard work, creativity, and fun generate a certain spirit and style that is unique to Rince na Tiarna. The school enjoys giving back to the community by offering performances throughout the year for senior centers, hospitals, and other community organizations
11:00 a.m. Earth Spirit Education
Join Naturalists/Ecologists with a mission. Since 1980, Earth Spirit staff has sought to share a passion for Nature with others. Their programs have served as a mechanism for reaching out to schools, community groups and the general public instilling in others a sense of connection to the gifts and lessons of Nature. They guide others gently and directly through Nature’s classroom so that they may know how their lives and well-being are interwoven with and inseparable from the natural world.
12:00 p.m. Tyler Wescott- Banjo sing a long and banjo history
Tyler Westcott is a poet, singer-songwriter, artist, activist, multi-instrumentalist, and festival promoter from New York State. Westcott breathes new life into roots music spanning multiple genres and decades.
12:40 p.m. Slyboots Circus
The Slyboots Circus is a multicultural experience like none other. Featuring master musicians, dancers and performers from around the world, The Slyboots Circus is an interactive, entertaining and inspiring collective of some brilliantly creative and talented artists.
1:00 p.m. Daughters of Creative Sound
An African American women’s drum and percussion ensemble. Founded in 2004, the group expresses itself through vocal, visual, and percussive avenues. Their performances speak to Spirit and speak through Spirit via instrumental and vocal music, storytelling, and movement that touch the soul.
2:oo p.m. Muhammad School of Music
The school offers classes for ages 2 and up in violin, viola, cello, piano guitar and voice. Offering both individual and ensembles. The school is led by Henri L Muhammad Concert Violinist, Conductor, Composer/Arranger and recording artist born and raised in Buffalo.
3:00 p.m. Buffalo Song Project
Eclectic folk rock. Founded by Buffalo folk pioneer, the late, Michael Meldrum. His family has continued the tradition of hosting the KidsFest Stage and folking it up for twenty-three straight years!
4:00 p.m. The Grand Full Circle Togetherness Parade with the 12/8 Path Band and Master Puppeteer Franklin LaVoie
Playing festivals, parties, protests, and parades; weddings and workshops; benefits, bars, or even just busking on Allen Street in hometown Buffalo, NY the 12/8 Path Band aims to revive the energy, fun, and history of the Street Band
(gather at the M&T Bank Parking Lot)
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