BREWER -Â Kids and parents alike can enjoy a magical, musical afternoon with The Fofer Show, transporting them to the special secret island of Fof, off the coast of Maine, home to the multi-colored furry Fofers (rhymes with gophers) and their gentle four-legged friends, the Peaceballs. The Fofers like to ride bikes, climb trees, row boats and explore the forest, meadow and shore, befriending the wondrous plants and animals who share their world.
The Fofer Show is a mesmerizing animated concert featuring Maine multimedia artist Shana Barryâ€™s imaginative tales and gentle guitar and ukulele. Her soothing voice is accompanied by beautifully illustrated projected animations sheâ€™s created, which include song lyrics so young readers can follow along.
The Fofers were influenced by Barryâ€™s childhood on Peaks Island. â€śI spent most of my time outside,â€ť she says, â€śIn the woods or on the beach, experiencing the natural world. Fof was inspired by my childhood island, but is really the island of my dreams.â€ť
Barryâ€™s upbeat and intelligent lyrics and her cool â€śindie-folkâ€ť sound have garnered praise from reviewers. â€śHer beautiful acoustic songs are like short stories,â€ť wrote Cookie Magazine, â€świth dreamy, image-filled lyrics that hold a kid’s attention.â€ť In his blog â€śKidsâ€™ Music that Rocks,â€ť Warren Truitt, Senior Childrenâ€™s Librarian at New York Public Library, wrote â€śThis is beautiful, quiet, mysterious music that honors kids by challenging their perceptions and vocabularies.â€ť
The Fofer Show comes to the Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main Street, for a free performance on Wednesday, August 4 at 3:30 p.m. The show is part of an afternoon celebration of the libraryâ€™s end of Summer Reading Program. For more information call (207) 989-7943. Visit Fofers.com for music and animations.
Contact Name: Donna Rasche
Telephone Number: (207)989-7943