Carnegie Hall Freebie at 144

March 26, 2009 at 9:17 am 1 comment

Carnegie Hall is staging a “Neighborhood Concert” right here in FoHi–

P.S. 144Q
Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 7 PM

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The Wiyos

The Wiyos’ exuberant, fun-for-all ages shows have young hands clapping and parents dancing in their seats along. Their infectious sound draws upon such varied instruments as the kazoo, harmonica, washboard (complete with added horns and bells and whistles of all types), old-timey string band guitars, and standup bass.
Frontman Michael Farkas has travelled the world performing vaudeville, slapstick old-timey music to delighted audiences. The Wiyos continue that tradition with a stage show that involves the entire band in a whirlwind, old-school, foot-stomping, romp through music that gives old rhythms a new twist.
The Wiyos derive inspiration from the great dance bands and house party music of the 1920s and ‘30s—the early swing syncopations; the grit and intensity of rural blues; the bouncing rhythms of piedmont fingerpickers; the vocal antics, mannerisms, and physical comedy of vaudeville-era performers. No matter what your age, there is truly something for you to enjoy.
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