Monday, April 19, 2010

Community Concert at Ripton Elementary School

TAINO Artist-in-Residency at Ripton Elementary School this week (April 19-23)

Taino will bring its School Residency Program to Ripton Elementary School this week as part of a school-wide thematic study of Central and South America. Taino is a musical group that provides a cross cultural experience on Latin America with a special focus on the endangered forest regions of the Amazon basin. Through stories, ethnic instruments, songs, and language from remote parts of the world, the program will focus on helping students understand and appreciate this culture and the impact of the rapidly disappearing rainforests.

The Ripton Elementary School has been awarded grants from Neat Repeats, Friends of Ripton School, and the Vermont Arts Council for the residency program with Taino. Lodging for the artists is being provided by Tony Clark and Blueberry Hill Inn. The entire Ripton School community wishes to express gratitude to these organizations and individuals for bringing this exciting program to our community.

The residency begins Monday April 19th and ends Friday April 23rd, including an evening performance for the community on Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30pm at Ripton Elementary School. The performance is free and open to the public.

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