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Serving NYC since 1986, inspiring, entertaining & educating under- served audiences featuring living legends of tap & jazz history. READ MORE

Circuit Productions Inc. (CPI) is supported, in part, with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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For press and publicity please contact:
Serena Rockower, Bookings/Outreach at Circuit Productions, Inc.
635 Carroll Street, Ste. #2, Brooklyn, NY 11215
T: 718.638.4878
E-Mail: susangoldbetter@gmail.com

 

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Recent Events

CASA funded West African dance and drum workshop with kindergarten students

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Dancers at "Local Heroes" event February 25, 2015. Photo: Paul Handelman.

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Sarah McLawler and fans at the Central Park Meer Fest in August, 2014. Photo: Louis Boone.

Come Hula With Me (CPI CASA 2014 / Cycle 1) from Skip Blumberg on Vimeo.

15 P.S.12 kindergarteners, led by teaching artist Kaina Quenga, bring the aloha spirit to Brooklyn.

Humphrey Visits Brooklyn (CPI CASA 2014 / Cycle 2) from Skip Blumberg on Vimeo.

Led by teaching artists Mickey Davidson and Dexter Jones, vigorous choreography and swing music come to P.S. 12 kindergarteners in Brooklyn, a CASA program produced by Circuit Productions, Inc. www.circuitproductions.org


Let's Go Dancing from our recent CASA program

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The audience at a recent CPI event:

Audrie Hayes, Florence Spooner, Ruby Smith, Essie Winslow and Reverend Casenade

"It was a great time all around. Very good musicianship!" - Patricia Miller
See more in the photo gallery

Upcoming Events

Kakakande band

Sunday, August 2, 2015
Kakande


Harlem Meer Fest, 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues inside Central Park, NYC
Info: www.centralparknyc.org/hmpf

More about Kakande

HBJB

Sunday, August 9, 2015
Harlem Blues and Jazz Band


Harlem Meer Fest, 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues, inside Central Park, NYC
Info: www.centralparknyc.org/hmpf

More about HBJB

ebony hillbillies

Sunday, August 23, 2015, 2-4 PM
The Ebony Hillbillies


Harlem Meer Fest, 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues, inside Central Park, NYC
Info: www.centralparknyc.org/hmpf
Intl Garifuna Felix

Sunday, August 30, 2015, 2-4 PM
International Garifuna Band


Harlem Meer Fest, 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues, inside Central Park, NYC
Info: www.centralparknyc.org/hmpf
Dee Dee Michels

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, 2-4 PM
Dee Dee LeVant Gospel Ensemble


Harlem Meer Fest, 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues, inside Central Park, NYC
Info: www.centralparknyc.org/hmpf
International Garifuna Band

August's Featured Artist:
International Garifuna Band

The International Garifuna Band are descendants of Garinagu -- West African, Central African, Island Carib, and Arawak people. The band is pure energy, originality and encapsulates the music, dance and culture of Africa and the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean and Central American, particularly St. Vincent, Honduras and Belize. Led by dancer/singer/composer and choreographer Felix Gamboa, the IGB is without a doubt one of the best bands specializing in Traditional Punta, Punta Rock, Paranda & other Garifuna rhythms. A set your feet & hips on fire presentation with veteran musicians from Afro-Central America residing in NYC. This 8 member band has toured both Europe, the US and conducts lecture demos & workshops. Afro-Central music at it's very best.

 

Dee Dee Levant

September's Featured Artist:
Dee Dee Levant Gospel Ensemble

Dee Dee LeVant comes from a gospel family. She has worked as a studio musician for Columbia Records and Atlantic Records and recorded with the Latin sensation Frankie Mercado on his first Spanish and American record, "Latin Soul." Her Broadway experiences include "Your Arms Too Short to Box With God", "God's Trombones", "God's Song", and as an understudy in Hair and The Wiz. Dee Dee has performed with The Harlem Gospel Choir, as soloist with the all-male 150 voice choir at The Cathedral (Rev. Floyd Flake's) Church, with The Harlem Blues and Jazz Band, The Cotton Club Dance Band and with her own band, Why Not Jazz.

 

Executive Director's Corner

Dear Friends –

So far CIrcuit Productions, Inc. (CPI)'s summer season has been joyous! The crowds have been coming out to join us for free dance parties in Brooklyn and Manhattan. At Central Library's "Plaza Swing Dance Series" in Brooklyn more than 600 people attended each swing and salsa/mambo dance party.

 

Join us in August and September as we continue CPI's live programs at the Harlem Meer Performance series. Here's a highlinght:

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Coming Soon: 8/2 (Kakande), 8/9 (Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, 8/23 (Ebony Hillbillies), 8/30 (International Garifuna Band), 9/6: (Dee Dee Michels Gospel Ensemble). More details about the Harlem Meer Performance Festival at www.centralparknyc.org/hmpf

 

Harlem Blues & Jazz Band
Date: August 9, 2015, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Location: (see above)

The members of the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band include some of the originators of jump blues. They've played with America's greatest jazz innovators including Louis Armstrong, Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, and more. The Band has performed at Lincoln Center, countless jazz festivals worldwide, as well as main venues in Europe, Asia, Scandinavia and Moscow; the latter including the American Embassy and Tchaikovsky Hall.

 

Put some swing into your summer and attend Circuit Productions’ free performances.

 

Keep the beat until we meet!

Susan

Susan Goldbetter, Founder, Executive Director

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Arts in Education (AIE)
Circuit Productions can foster collaborations between schools and some of New York City's most engaging arts professionals, as well as train educators to work more effectively with existing school artist-in-residencies. Our program offerings include: Lectures and Workshops, Assembly Programs, Artist Residencies and Staff Development. Email or call us at 718-638-4878 to explore the different ways American art forms can be integrated with your History, Arts or Language programs. Learn more about our ongoing Arts In Education (AIE) workshops and performances.