Kentwood Library feels the Brazilian beat
Throughout the ages, music and rhythmic sounds have been a binding agent of all people. For local children accustomed to Mardi Gras’ glittering sights and soulful sounds, the rhythmic beat of exotic Samba swiftly transported the Kentwood Library from the quiet town street to the tropical thoroughfares of Brazil.
The educational and cultural journey featured the symphonic talents of New Orleans native Curtis “The Samba Man” Pierre and it was an integral segment of the Summer Reading Program celebrated by the animated youngsters, parents and librarians.
Children piled into the library and looked upon percussional instruments with passports stamped from equatorial countries such as Brazil and Africa.
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