2017 Cape Cod Arts & Culture Expo: "I Am Cape Cod" with John Whelan
The Multicultural Festival of Cape Cod gets a new name, new date and expanded programming! www.capecod.edu/culture “I AM CAPE COD” – THURSDAY September 14thJoin author John Whelan and photographer Kim Roderiques for an evening of stories and explorations of more than 100 individuals who appear in the book, “I AM CAPE COD.” The program will be held in the Studio Theatre of the Tilden Arts Center beginning at 7:00 pm. “The 2017 Cape Cod Arts & Culture Expo will feature performances, foods, exhibits, vendors, activities and arts and crafts celebrating the wide array of cultures that encompass what it means to live, work and create on Cape Cod,” says Trudeau. “From our unique marine environment and our robust creative economy to the global diversity represented in our communities, the Expo seeks to build on the wonderful 16 year tradition established by the Multicultural Festival of Cape Cod.” Here is the schedule of events: ANNUAL INTERFAITH SERVICE – TUESDAY September 12thThe Cape Cod Interfaith Coalition will conduct the lively service, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cape Cod Synagogue, 145 Winter Street in Hyannis, MA, and will include singers, poets and musicians representing a variety of spiritual traditions. AN EVENING OF GLOBAL DANCE – WEDNESDAY September 13thKhadija and Troupe Mirage, and Tara Murphy (Cape Cod African Dance and Drumming) and Issa Coulibaly of Mali, West Africa will lead the evening of dance in the Studio Theatre of the Tilden Arts Center at the West Barnstable Campus. Bring a bottle of water and share the joy of movement! “I AM CAPE COD” – THURSDAY September 14thJoin author John Whelan and photographer Kim Roderiques for an evening of stories and explorations of more than 100 individuals who appear in the book, “I AM CAPE COD.” The program will be held in the Studio Theatre of the Tilden Arts Center beginning at 7:00 pm. SINGER SONGWRITER SPOTLIGHT AND JAM SESSION – FRIDAY September 15thCape Cod is home to MANY talented artists, and the tradition of the poet songster runs deep. Singer songwriters from across the region will gather on Friday evening to share their songs and stories. You can join in the experience – bring an instrument (acoustic, please) for a community “jam” session at the end of the evening! The singer/songwriter experience will take place in the Studio Theatre of the Tilden Arts Center at the West Barnstable Campus from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH - CAPE COD ARTS & CULTURE EXPO - (a partial list of performers and exhibitors!) ShinDaiko Drums – Japan – the Expo is very excited to bring these outstanding performers back to the Cape to perform AND to offer a “hands on” drumming workshop!Khadija and Troupe Mirage – Egypt – rhythmically blending movement and story together in this ancient style of color and graceCultural Adventures – learn more about the joys and wonders of international travel! Connie Champlin is an author, an educator, a librarian and, most importantly, a world traveler! And it is her love of travel and exploration that she wishes to share with you.Haley School of Irish Dance – Ireland – are annual favorites in this beautifully choreographed “step-dancing” styleThe Association to Preserve Cape Cod – Explore the ways that Cape Cod has changed over the years and look forward to how it may look in 5 years or 10! Learn more about what you can do to impact those changes for good!Cape Sands Ballroom – join in and learn a popular line dance!Trevor the Juggler – juggling work and school and fun? See how the pros juggle all this and more as Trevor delights audiences young and old with his roving performance.Green Briar Nature Center – our youngest visitors are treated to a charming story time with a live animal meet and greet! You might just catch a glimpse of “Peter Rabbit” or one of his adorable friends!Whydah Pirate Museum – try your hand at finding some hidden treasure and learn more about the history of pirates off Cape Cod! The Whydah Pirate Museum combines artifacts, early maps of the Atlantic and Caribbean and imagery of the 18th century in a rich tapestry that echoes a historically accurate portrait of real pirates in the Caribbean.New Classics Theatre Company – showcases the great traditions of comedy and Improv and gives YOU a chance to be in the spotlight!Capoeira – Brazil – “Capoeirista” Bernie Macedo brings this combination of dance, aerobatics, and music, developed in Brazil by those of West African descent, sometime in the 16th century. Some see it as a game or competition; others see it as a Brazilian Martial Art. It is dramatic and powerful to watch. In 2014, UNESCO granted it special protected status as an “intangible cultural heritage” of Brazil.Ron Williams – Afro-American Musical Review – Ron brings his guitar and his voice throughout the Festival and collects a crowd wherever he goes. Often he’s seen in the International Marketplace and loves the energy surrounded by the “goods and people of the world.”Vernon Parris – famous for his steel drums at the popular Coonamessett Farm Jamaican Barbeque, Vernon will delight audiences with his music and stories. If you’re lucky, you’ll get your own chance to try this tropical drumming experience in a small group workshop!The GroovaLottos – The GROOVALOTTOS are a powerhouse soul-funk-blues trio, comprised of award-winning and seasoned studio session and touring musicians, singers, and producers. Incredible music and wild senses of humor make them one of the most entertaining bands in the land. OUR SPONSORS The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust returns as a presenting sponsor for the 2017 event, and additional event sponsorships are available, with various levels of support. Visit www.capecod.edu/culture for more details and applications.