Tuesday, 14 June 2011


The Hoppin’ John String Band performs and teaches music deeply rooted in the ballads, fiddle tunes, and traditions of the Appalachian Mountains of the United States. Through story and song, Hoppin' John String Band brings alive the experience of the American laborer, farmer and people from all walks of life. This music is made for bringing people together to sing, dance and to celebrate life. Comprised of two fiddles, guitar, banjo and bass, this band is sure to bring you to your feet and inspire you to sing along. "This music communicates the joy of being alive," says vocalist and fiddle player Alicia Jo Rabins. "It is music for stomping along with, for dancing and clapping. In it's stories, American history comes through." 

They will be performing for 3 days at different venues given below, besides being telecast live on T.V. channels. So, don't miss the wonderful opportunity to enjoy some great country music. 

The band artists are:
Alicia Jo Rabins (Fiddle and Voice), 
Sarah Alden (Fiddle and Voice), 
Sean Condron (Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin) .   

This public performance, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait and the National Council for Culture, Arts & Letters, is free of charge. No tickets or reservations are required.

Programme schedule:
Wednesday June 15 at Abdulaziz Hussein Cultural Center, Mishrif (next to Mishrif Co-op) 
Time: 8.30pm

Thursday June 16 at The Higher Institute for Musical Arts, Salmiah
Time 8.30pm

Sunday June 19 at Al-Babtain Central Library for Arabic Poetry, Kuwait City
Time 7.15pm 

* On Thursday June 16, Hoppin' John Stringband will be featured live 9:00am to 10:00am
on Sabah Al-Watan (Al-Watan Television). And on Saturday June 18, the band will be telecast live from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Raykum Shabab (Al-Rai Television)

Source :
- http://www.grapevinekuwait.com/1/previous/3.html  
- U.S. Embassy Event page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?id=222310544455095)
- Guide of 14th International Music Festival (Brochure) by  NCCAL

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