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Lead Belly, Baby! Community Celebration

The Band:
Dan Zanes - Guitars and Vocals
Claudia Eliaza - Vocals, trombone, flute, and percussion
Pauline Jean - Vocals and percussion
Students from the BMS


Join us for a sensory friendly Community Celebration of Lead Belly's Legacy at Brooklyn Music School. This unique event will feature Dan Zanes, Claudia Eliaza, Pauline Jean with the students of the Brooklyn Music School. During this event participants will have an opportunity to participate in the filming of a music video with Dan Zanes for the song "Rock Island Line" from his most recent album: "Lead Belly, Baby!" produced with Smithsonian Folkways. The rehearsals for and event itself will also be filmed for a future documentary on the legacy of Lead Belly. 

Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes occupies a unique place in American music where sea shanties, folk music, the spirit of early rock 'n' roll, and soulful originals collide. For over 15 years he has performed everywhere from thrift shop basements to Carnegie Hall, from Brooklyn to Bahrain and beyond, meanwhile releasing over a dozen children's albums and several DVDs reconnecting people to forgotten songs. Referred to as "the family-music genre's most outspoken and eloquent advocate" by TIME magazine, his widely acclaimed music has all been featured on Sesame Street, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO Family, and Sprout. Zanes recently finished Ha-Ha This Away, an album released on the Smithsonian/Folkways label celebrating the children's music of his main inspiration, Lead Belly (1889–1949), known as the King of the 12-String Guitar. Routinely performing with a large roster of friends, Zanes will be joined by Haitian-American jazz vocalists Claudia Eliaza and Pauline Jean, and other special guests.

**The show will be sensory friendly.

Earlier Event: November 11
Artists For PR Relief Concert
Later Event: November 18
Nov 2017 MacDowell Recital