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CulturePass is your window into the artistic and cultural richness of the greater international Passamaquoddy region including Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays and the St. Croix River.

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“Rushing River” by Quoddy Voices

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With many voices raised—via digital means—in a rousing Spring-coming chorus, Quoddy Voices’ latest, director John Newell’s composition “Rushing River,” has been released for all to enjoy. Newell, who is leading the chorus in their second virtual session, was inspired by the Dennys River near his home. “I took video clips on one particularly dramatic day; these are what you’ll see accompanying the singers.” Additional information—and ‘behind the music’ videos—for Quoddy Voices virtual chorus efforts may be found by clicking here. Visit the choir’s page.

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Craft-along with Nia – Make Your Own Rainsticks

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EAC KinderArts video workshop series continues with ‘Craft-along: Make Your Own Rainstick.‘ In this month’s video, instructor Nia Aretakis demonstrates a technique for creating a child-sized rainstick out of simple household materials, and encourage participants to experiment with different ‘fillings’ for their sticks to create different sounds.
The video also features original music by Dan Cashore, a multi-instrumentalist from Robbinston, Maine, whose musical palette includes didgeridoo, erhu, rain stick, shakers, guitar and handmade stringed instruments.

For complete information as well as access to the craft-along video, click here.

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The North Atlantic Right Whale and their Allies

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The North Atlantic right whale is in danger of extinction. The Canadian Whale Institute’s mission is to prevent this from happening. What are the threats? And what is being done to counter them?
Join us as we host CWI, and the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, to discuss the current status of right whales, what’s being done to protect them and how fishermen, shipping companies, governments and scientists are coming together in common cause.
You’ll get the scientific background as well as a description of the situations encountered by the team that frees whales from entanglements.

To register, click to visit the official Zoom registration page.

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Drumming with Noel Brennan

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Expanding EAC’s online education to include music, the center will offer a free four-week Sabar Drumming class for teens and adults on Mondays, May 3 through 24th, from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, via Zoom, with Noel Brennan. Originally from Robbinston, and currently Director of Jazz Studies at Brooklyn Conservatory, Brennan has taken lessons over many years from African drumming masters from Maine to California and has also transcribed field recordings. He will instruct the classes using compositions from Africa— some of these more than 5,000 years old—that use the Wolof language-based drumming technique. This communal form of communication can be audible as far as 9 miles away!

For more registration information and pick-up arrangements, please email Alison Brennan by May 3 at alison@eastportartscenter.org. Students will need some type of hand drum that is big enough to be played with one hand and one stick.

Funding for this free workshop has been provided by the Cricket Foundation. Donations will be gratefully accepted here.

Click here for more information about Brennan, and the range of programming he has brought to the Arts Center over the years.