Real-time event on festival day with pre-registration required. You can find the registration link near the top of the program page when the link is ready.
Attendees will look at the similarities and differences among holidays and celebrations across many cultures. This workshop includes songs, poems, and stories, both traditional and original, about such events. Participation is encouraged; there will be time to go around the (virtual) circle and share a brief word about each selection as it’s shared.
Robert Rodriquez has been performing traditional folk music and storytelling professionally since the mid-1970s. Fascinated by the cross-cultural aspects of shared music and stories in various cultures since an early age, Robert has incorporated various aspects of folklore and music into his curriculum as a high school teacher, has performed at various events throughout the country, and enthusiastically shares his songs and stories with audiences of all ages. Intrigued by traditions and rituals from around the world, he finds vocal and verbal performance arts to be an entertaining way to pass them on to other people, while at the same time demonstrating the inter-relationship between music, oral narrative, and the social and cultural histories of different cultures.