Singing Games from Far & Near
Bonnie Lockhart
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Malvina Reynolds Room - Room #324/326

Sing in a Ring; skip down the row. Singing games unite and delight people in many cultures. In this all-age workshop we'll play music games from the Georgia Sea Islands, China, the Caribbean, Mexico, the British Isles, and maybe from your grammar school playground. Come prepared to sing and dance!

Singer/songwriter Bonnie Lockhart combines a love of diverse folk traditions with a gift for lyrics both witty and compassionate, and an active commitment to participatory, community-building music.

From her first recording, made nearly forty years ago with the anti-war folk rock quartet, The Red Star Singers, to her most recent residencies in Oakland's public schools, Bonnie shares the transformative power of song through performance, writing, recording and teaching. Her songs have been widely anthologized, and recorded by musicians including Gary Lapow, Charlie King, Robin Flower, Betsy Rose, Lisa Atkinson and Sarah Pirtle.

Bonnie gives concerts for children and families at schools, libraries, festivals and community centers throughout the west coast. She is the past president and current ardent member of The Children's Music Network, an national organization promoting empowerment of children through music.