Newport Film Foundation Family Concert

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6pm-7pm | Fort Adams State Park, Newport

Bring your children to this second annual family event celebrating the music of the Newport Folk Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival. Recommended for all ages, but particularly for children ages 1-10. The concert takes place under a tent inside historic Fort Adams. There will be face painting, balloon animals, and food vendors for your enjoyment.

Oran Etkin began piano at the age of 5, violin at 8, saxophone at 9 and clarinet at 13. He is also an award winning musician for both children and adults, having received a GRAMMY, Independent Music Awards, and other recognitions. Etkin is also the creator of the Timbalooloo method of teaching music to young children that has gained popularity in New York, LA and Paris. His award winning children’s CD Wake Up, Clarinet! and the live performances for families literally bring the instruments to life as they become characters in the story of a sleepy clarinet named Clara Net and her mother, Big Mama Tuba! Etkin has also taken his educational method on tour, enabling families throughout the US to participate in his classes. Etkin is also in the process of adapting his method into a series of children’s books and is in the early stages of developing a pilot for a children’s TV show based on this method.

Over the past seven years, Bari Koral has established herself not only as a beloved performer but also as a leading force in the “yoga for kids” movement. Bari’s catchy, pop-friendly tunes and interactive live shows featuring a creative blend of music and movement have gained her legions of fans. People Magazine named Bari Koral’s 2012 release, Anna and the Cupcakes, one of that year’s coolest albums for kids. Bari’s songs have been honored with two Parents’ Choice Awards and two NAPPA Awards. New York Family Magazine praised “Bari Koral’s soulful music and smart pop hooks.” She was also invited to the White House last year as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative.

Also, featuring a special dance performance with choreography by Jackie Henderson from Off the Curb and Able Mind & Body.