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Waban Village Day May 22 2016
Twelve years ago, the Waban Improvement Society began Waban Village Day which includes rides, activities, and entertainment for all ages. The Family FUN RUN. The WIS differentiates its Village Day celebration by featuring internationally recognized talent from a wide variety of genres: Jazz, Reggae, Soul, Blues, and Rock.
This year we are pleased to announce performances of the Crocodile River Band.
Crocodile River promotes and performs African and African-influenced music, including Brazilian, Caribbean and Flamenco. By connecting their roster of distinguished performers with audiences of all ages, backgrounds and capabilities, they demonstrate the universal influence of African rhythms and melodies on music the world over. Founded in 2010, the group exists in a primarily educational capacity, providing lessons, music workshops, and artist residencies to over 15,000 students and hundreds of seniors across New England.
But don’t let their mission fool you for a second. Crocodile River Music is not just for kids, nor is it just for the very old for whom they perform, who often stick around for the group’s frequent tributes to Harry Belafonte and 1950s calypso. The band’s sound, which ranges from cross-continental African rhythm and music to African diasporic melodies, particularly Brazilian and Caribbean, creates something refreshing and — to the Festival, pretty unique — for global citizens of all ages.
The Newton Family Singers is an intergenerational family chorus, bringing together families and friends of all ages to sing and perform folk and traditional American music. This is their 5th appearance at Waban Village Day