Intercultural Journeys: Songs for Peace Family Concert
Elena Moon Park: Rabbit Days and Dumplings
Join Intercultural Journeys for a joyous, multicultural
music celebration the whole family can enjoy! Elena Moon Park brings her acclaimed and catchy album Rabbit Days and Dumplings to
Philadelphia for our final concert in the 2014/15 Songs for Peace season. Rabbit
Days and Dumplings is a celebration of folk and children's music from all
over East Asia, reinterpreted to mix various musical traditions, languages,
styles, and stories. Tunes range from
northern Japanese sea shanties to Tibetan jump rope rhymes, joyous Korean
harvest sing-a-longs, and Taiwanese train songs. Elena Moon Park, who also
plays fiddle, trumpet, and mandolin for Grammy Award®-winning all-ages folk
rock band Dan Zanes and Friends, leads a fun and adventurous group of musicians
for this cross-cultural musical fiesta.
Expect to do some dancing and sing along to tunes in Korean, Japanese, Tibetan,
Cantonese, Mandarin, and English!
Listen to a Pre-Concert Podcast or the NPR Feature!
Show your ticket stub at Sang Kee Noodle House (3549 Chestnut Street) before or after the show on Sunday for a 10% discount!
Elena Moon Park, Project Manager & Development Director of Found Sound Nation, is a musician and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Oak Ridge, TN, she studied anthropology and ethnomusicology at Northwestern University and completed a Masters Degree in Urban Policy from The New School in New York City.
Before moving to NYC, Elena worked as an organizational development consultant for several grassroots social justice organizations in South and West Chicago. Currently, Elena manages programs for Found Sound Nation, and is co-director of OneBeat, an international music exchange run by Found Sound Nation and the U.S. Dept of State. ELena tours nationally and internationally with the all-ages folk rock band Dan Zanes and Friends, playing fiddle, trumpet, mandolin and singing. As a member of Dan Zanes and Friends, Elena engages in outreach with youth arts organizations across the country, and has performed on stages and in festivals throughout the United States, as well as Australia, England, Spain, and the Middle East. Elena is also interested in the preservation of diverse music and culture in the United States and is currently spearheading an album for families featuring folk and children’s music from East Asia.
PRAISE FOR "RABBIT DAYS AND DUMPLINGS":
Hands down, it is the best all-ages album I’ve come across. - New York Family Magazine
Elena Moon Park has found a way to incorporate Asian elements with American elements in grandly metaphoric sort of way that says something powerful and positive about the potential of cross-cultural exchange, and on that note, about the immigrant experience. But also? It's just fun to listen to, and that's enough in and of itself. – About.com
Rabbit Days and Dumplings is a timeless classic and one that fully supports Park's strong belief that music has the ability to transcend borders, ages, languages, and backgrounds. – Kids Can Groove