Touring musicians from New York, but originally from Italy, Brazil and Hungary, lead workshops with students for two days and performed for the community October 12th.
Last spring the manager for Asaran Earth Trio reached out to Foundry Hall about performance possibilities here in South Haven. Having just finished up our third program collaborating with the South Haven Public Schools (and other districts as well), we were excited to get planning another project, so we asked if they would be interested in working with our students.
These projects reach so many young people and bring a different perspective of music and creativity to our students. The trio will lead workshops in the middle school and high school choir classes and then perform a free community concert at Listiak Auditorium on Friday, October 12th. Foundry Hall is coordinating the schedule with the schools as well as lodging and food for the women while they are “in residency”.
Asaran Earth Trio is a group dedicated to singing beautiful music from around the world. Based in New York City, Asaran came together out of the desire to take different traditions in new directions, combining folk elements together with the adventure of group improvisation and each member’s musical ‘history’. Together they sing, clap, play percussion and are known to cause groups of strangers to laugh, cry, sing, dance and shake some groovy shakers. Asaran features Anne Boccato from Brazil, Artemisz Polonyi from Hungary and Lorena del Mar from Madrid, Spain. They love to share their music and stories all around the Earth – in living rooms, theaters, houses of worship, festivals, on the street and even in actual bars.