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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
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
Kakande

July's Featured Artist:
Kakande featuring Famoro Dioubate

The balafon (xylophone) has electrified popular music in West Africa since the court of Emperor Sundiata Keita back in 1235. With his band Kakande, Famoro Dioubate updates this tradition with an explosive new groove. Lush vocals, sinewy koras, flutes, and cellos meet the virtuosic balafon of this master griot from Guinea. The band takes a unique approach to Mande music— acoustic, kinetic, textured and grooving. Dioubate's virtuosic balafon riffing is rightly front and center, backed harmonically by a sweet blend, creating textures that work as well in a dark, roiling jam. What comes through most is the freshness and esprit de corps of this band. The cross-cultural collaboration sets a new bar… and speaks well for the ever rising sophistication and quality of U.S. based Afropop projects. (Afro Pop Worldwide)

 

Executive Director's Corner

Dear Friends –

First of all, a special thank you goes out to the artists, school, staff and council member who made our spring 2015 CASA project a great success! Circuit Productions, Inc. (CPI) along with school partner The New American Academy/P.S.770 received a grant for the CASA/ Cultural After School Adventures Program, to work with students on an in-depth dance residency called The Hawaiian In Me – Hula Dance & Songs.

 

The CASA program is an arts education service for students throughout the City provided by discretionary funds through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs/DCA and the NYC City Council. Generous funding was made possible to this project through the office of Council Member Darlene Mealy in Council District # 41, Brooklyn. Bravo kindergartners!

 

As CPI’s summer season it’s time to share what’s up ahead. Looking out my office window I experienced the joy of watching a beautiful cardinal just “hanging out”. Hopefully, many of you can do the same!

 

Join us in June and July for Circuit Productions, Inc.’s (CPI) annual performance series. In June take a free dance class then join the party dancing to the swing sound of the legendary Harlem Blues & Jazz Band. Return in three weeks for some salsa and mambo with Brooklyn’s own Sonido Costeno. Here’s a highlight:

· Harlem Blues & Jazz Band – Plaza Swing Dance Series, 6/24/15, 6:30-8:30. For details see www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org

· Juan Ma Morales & Sonido Costeño – Plaza Swing Dance Series, 7/15/15, 6:30-8:30. For details see www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org

· 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

 

Put some relaxation into your summer and attend Circuit Productions’ free performances. Visit us at www.circuitproductions.org as new events are posted monthly.

 

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.