Children's Summer Reading Program - The Shanteyman, B.J. Whitehouse

Jamestown resident BJ Whitehouse (AKA The Shanteyman) presents a program of music, poetry and stories of the sea. Kids will play in a 'fufu' band, an improvisational group of players on pots and pans! Or, they will use a light block-and-tackle in a fun tug-of-war to experience the mechanical advantage of simple machines. The music of the sea is as wide as the Atlantic and as deep as the ocean. Aside from shanties, sailors sang forebitters, which were ballads or popular songs of the day. The Shanteyman uses a multi-media presentation to inspire and entertain kids.


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