Tag Archives: family

Artist Spotlight: Syrian Musician Kinan Idnawi

“Music is not just what I do, it is my life.” Celebrated Syrian musician Kinan Idnawi has been studying music since the age of 7, learning to play the oud from two unlikely, but convenient teachers…his brothers. From amateur teachings rose an incredible talent as Kinan graduated from the High Music Institute in Damascus, Syria […]

The Art in Dance: Bharata Natyam

The American Folk Festival is excited to welcome back Kasi Aysola, a performer of the classical Indian dance Bharata Natyam. When he first performed in 2009 at the Festival, Kasi was part of Mythili Prakash, the Dance of India Ensemble. This year, backed by a talented group of musicians, he is performing solo and ready […]

Cowboy Up! With Wylie & the Wild West

Yahhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooooooooo! That one little word can be said with a wide variety of inflections. There’s the excited “Yahoo!” five-year-olds shout when they get news they are going on a surprise trip to the fair. There’s the mundane “yahoo…” teenagers mutter when they get news they are going on a surprise trip to anywhere. But there’s […]

Color Bangor: A fun place to be a kid again (or just to be a kid)

Guest post by Kaitlin Patnode As Color Bangor fast approaches, we are getting more and more excited about it! This means more status updates on Facebook and Twitter, more registrations from you, and more buzz within the community. Overall, that sounds amazing. But what about your kids? We’re talking about your younger ones, not those […]