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What Happens When You Give the Principal a Guitar?

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Come to the Stratford Library and find out!

Performer Al De Cant For Ages 5-10
On Wednesday April 12th

Al deCant’s School Concerts are high quality children’s entertainment at its best. Al is a critically acclaimed concert performer and educator from Connecticut, who has entertained and educated thousands of young people through his programs of music and storytelling.  Al’s music and social emotional education themes are being used in schools and classrooms throughout Connecticut. Parents, teachers and children immediately respond to the catchy tunes and lyrical wit of this veteran singer/songwriter/educator. Al’s original comic and soulful songs are enjoyed as much by adults as they are by children.

Al’s musical styles have been compared to everyone from Rfii to Randy Newman, but he clearly expresses his own unique style of children’s music. With high-energy tunes spanning genres from traditional folk, rock and roll, to Afro-Reggae rhythms. Al knows how to engage his audience in singing along, dancing, and having one heck of a good time. His interactive songs; “Crazy Dance”, “We Are Monsters” “Wake it Up, Shake it up,” “I Don’t Wanna go to Bed,” “This Little World,” “Welcome,” and “My Best Friend” personify the enduring themes Al writes about. Al says, “There is nothing more exciting when families and friends are singing, dancing and making music together.”

Al deCant has been an educator and musician for over 25 years and has served as an elementary school teacher, principal, and director of curriculum and instruction. He holds a BS in Elementary Education, and MAs in Elementary Education, and Educational Leadership. He actively performs throughout New England for schools, libraries, hospitals, local fairs, fundraisers as well as private and corporate functions.

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