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Fools in Paradise

About the Artist

The ensemble has toured regionally and released 2 CDs. All ensemble members are vocalists and multi-instrumentalists. Several members have traveled to Africa to study music and culture.

Teaching Philosophy

Rhythm moves us all. Music is in all of us, and is something to actively participate in, via singing, clapping, and dance.

"Their musical and communication skills enabled these six artists to fully engage all 400 kids... Truly a joyous learning experience." –- Principal, PPS

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Handeyi! (Let’s Go!) Less

Handeyi, which means “let’s go” in the Shona language, is an invitation to experience the joy of collaborative music-making with Kite Giedraitis and Fools in Paradise. Featured are songs from Zimbabwe, Ghana, Guinea and South Africa played on traditional hand-made instruments such as the African marimba, mbira (kalimba) and hosho. The audience is encouraged to participate through lively singing, call-and-response, polyrhythmic clapping and dancing.
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Travel Costs: For sites located more than 15 miles from downtown Portland, an additional mileage fee will be applied and is calculated using the IRS reimbursement rate.

Note: While early morning start times are acceptable, Fools in Paradise prefers later morning or afternoon start times (if possible within the school's schedule).

Venue Requirements: Set-up time: 60 min. Strike time: 30-45 min. Break between performances: 10 min. Can perform anywhere, but prefer a stage. Need a minimum of 12'x20’ space. Need a 3-pronged electrical outlet. Prefer to be able to use their cart to wheel in PA equipment (e.g., ramps instead of stairs).

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503-225-5900
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Keywords: Africa, drumming, drum, marimba, geography, singing, percussion, multicultural, multi-cultural
Performances
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Less
Single Price: $930
Pair Price: $1180
Maximum Audience: 500
Family Arts Night Performance Less
Single Price: $930
Maximum Audience: 500