Last weekend we had a chance to check out the child-friendly concert at Carnegie Hall entitled My City, My Song. The participatory concert gave children and their families the opportunity to discover music from different parts of the world, and it did not disappoint. The afternoon consisted of Greek folk music with Magda Giannikou, Malian traditional music with Yacouba Sissoko, and Indian classical music with Grammy Award nominee for best Children’s Abum Falu Shah.
We absolutely loved the concert. Living in a city as diverse as NYC, it was a special moment to have so many nationalities in one theater celebrate the music of different countries. Not only did children have the chance to dance along, they also taught some of the lyrics to sing along also. And the moments when the music of all three artists were blended was particularly special.
For more family friendly events and concerts at Carnegie Hall, including upcoming My City, My Song concerts- visit www.carnegiehall.org.
We also want to wish all the best to Falu and her Grammy Nomination! The artists change for each My City, My Song performance, but you can catch her again at an upcoming concert on March 9th at Global Mashup 1: Bollywood Meets Global Roots Blues. For more information, check out www.flushingtownhall.org.