It's Martin Luther King's...Holiday!
Always on the third...Monday!
Of which month?...January!
Celebrate! Celebrate! Celebrate!
That was our mantra for today's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. event as I led an edutaining good time with adults and children, complete with Stevie Wonder's Happy Birthday salute.
With the use of world music, folklore, and dance, and a theme of being fair for all people, we were able to turn up in King's honor. I'm sure Dr. King would have approved of turning things up in the name of freedom, justice, and equality. We had various ages, races, and religions enjoying each other without judgment. Well, I did judge that child in the loud-smelling diaper a little, but I made up for it by leaving him an activity booklet. Download your very own MLK booklet compliments of yours truly.
I'm sure you are wondering when our next public event will be so you can enjoy a cake as fancy as the one pictured here. Wonder no more when you register for a Marvelous Mardi Gras Mask-Making workshop with the master herself, Lynn Ruehlmann on Saturday, February 1, 2013 from 12 noon to 2:00pm. In order to prepare for our upcoming Mardi Gras at the Museum performance, Atumpan-The Talking Drums has enlisted the professional expertise of Lynn Ruehlmann. We will have a fantastic time creating masks and eating King Cake as we all hope to find the baby in our piece of cake. Per tradition, winner of the baby determines the host of next year's Mardi Gras party so good luck in advance! If you are looking to score discount tickets for the Mardi Gras at the Museum performance, then it helps to know people like us in high places.
Speaking of festivities, please [insert fanfare here] as I release long-awaited results of the judges' tallies. Our auditions for people to perform in the Mardi Gras at the Museum generated a swarm of interest, yet only 6 performers and 2 alternates could be slated. Performers are listed by score and a 3-way tie landed us with 9 performers (lead dances) and 3 alternates (accessory dances).
CONGRATULATIONS to the following people.
Score of 15(top score) to 14: Sequoia S., Yaani E., Senait B.
Score of 13.8 to 13: Tequila T., Anaiyah E, Destinee H ., Crystal S., Kideste W., Nhyjah S.
Alternates: Amelia, Brooklynn, Christiana