What’s in a lullaby? Why do these nighttime songs occur in every culture and get passed down for generations? Why does it matter to have those verses to murmur while rocking a fretting baby? The Leeward Theatre at Leeward Community College is proud to partner with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute for The Lullaby Project, a program that gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to write and record a song for their babies or very young children.
Leeward CC Music Professor John Signor has been working with caregivers and professional award-winning singers and musicians to create an inspiring evening length concert on Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Leeward CC’s Hawaiian Ensemble will premiere these new lullabies, and are joined by guest vocalists Naeha Breeland, Nara Cardenas, Analiese Esopenko, Starr Kalahiki, Kristian Lei and Sharon Myung.
Lullabies performed live in concert are also recorded and uploaded to a National SoundCloud site administered by Carnegie Hall.
The Leeward Theatre presents The Lullaby Project on Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online.
- $15 general admissions
- $10 seniors/UH students/military/UH faculty and staff
- $5 Leeward CC students and children under 18
Hawaiian food sales by Pomai Kulolo and entertainment will take place in the Theatre Courtyard area from 6–7:15 p.m.
More on The Lullaby Project
The Lullaby Project invites arts organizations and artists to join a national program of lullaby composing and sharing. Each national arts partner works with community facilities that they select.
Lullaby partners, both arts institutions and community organizations, are generating remarkable sets of lullabies with diverse groups of musicians across the country as well as meaningful reflection with participants and community partners. Arts partners benefit from project resources, evaluation tools, as well as in-person and online training and networking opportunities.