Entertainers


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Welcome to GCPP 2018 Entertainers 

 

Yes Ma’am Circus

Performance Area: All over the park. Keep your eyes open.

Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Bio: Athena Giles is a member of Yes Ma’am Circus, a four person collective creating contemporary circus in Chicago. She came to the circus through the circus club at Hampshire College and Show Circus Studio in Massachusetts. Since then, she has trained around MA, a brief stint in New Zealand, and most recently in Chicago. Her natural habitat is in the air or in her garden with her dog.

 

Adnan Arif and Altar Ego

Adnan Arif & The Altar Ego Band:

Performance Area:  Entertainment Area 1

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm 

Bio: Adnan Arif ‘s music is inspired by mankind’s ‘Eternal Spiritual Restlessness’ and the blood, sweat and tears people pour into their lives. His music is inspired by Love, Hope, Fear, Longing, Passion, Lust, Sin, Faith, Guilt, Compassion, Empathy (Human Emotion). And last but not least, it is inspired by the void, i.e. the unknown Metaphysical space between Mankind and The Heavens!

Val Leventhal

Performance Area:  Entertainment Area 2

Time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm 

Bio: I’ve been performing in the Chicago area since 1973, solo and with various groups. Have played Uncommon Ground, Underground Wonder Bar, The Gallery Cabaret, The Store, The Ethical Humanist Society, The Public Library in Bucktown, Fitzgeralds showcases, The Maple Street Chapel in Lombard and recently Outta Space in Berwyn, as well as being a working jobbing singer for many years. I released my debut CD “Roots and Flowers” in 2005 and am working on a new release this year.
Veteran Chicago singer/songwriter Val Leventhal writes and performs songs about the human condition in a wide variety of styles, including folk, alternative, country, blues and a synthesis of world music rhythms, and a style she calls “secular gospel.” Leventhal always tries to say something she hopes her audience can use in their own lives.

 

Random Fractions

Performance Area:  Entertainment Area 1

Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm

Bio: Random Fractions is a Chicago-area trio who blend guitar, bass, and a variety of other instruments with vocal harmony to produce an upbeat folk-rock vibe with a distinctly pagan flair. Playing mostly originals with a dash of covers by their favorite artists and friends, every performance is a journey that moves inward, outward, and the places between.

 

The Menage a Trio

Performance Area:  Entertainment Area 1

Time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm

The Menage a Trio is comprised of Holly Hanson and Simmon Yoon, both of whom play piano and guitar. They are affiliated with the Old Town School of Folk Music. Carol Jarzyna plays flute and piccolo for us, as well as for the Stargate Orchestra.
 
 
 

Pullman Morris and Sword

Performance Area:  Entertainment Area 2

Time: 1:30 – 2:30pm

Bio: Pullman Morris and Sword is a Morris dance team based in the far South Side Pullman neighborhood. We perform and offer workshops throughout the year at folk festivals and in city parks. We feature live music on fiddle and accordion,accompanied by bells, sticks, and energetic dancing.

Flutetopia

Performance Area:  Entertainment Area 3

Time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Bio: Flutetopia is Consciousness raising music played on Native American Flutes and Drums.

 

Ahsena

Performance Area:  Entertainment Area 3

Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Bio: Ahsena is Kamrah’s student belly dance troupe. They have performed in festivals like Tribal Revolution and shows such as Raks Terror.

 

Welles Maddingly

Performance Area:  Entertainment Area 3

Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm

Bio: 2 guitarist vocalist and a drummer all ranges of music ranged well musically and also inclined