Saturday, May 17, 2014

May, 2014 Meeting: "Fire in the Ramapos"

Steph discussing her stoneware jugs and bottles during the intermission.

The public program that followed our Friday May 16th meeting was
"Fire in the Ramapos"

members of Rockhouse Mountain Music: Norman, Suzanne and Nathan Brahm,
with technical/visual assistance provided by Doc Bayne. 

This was a radically different kind of program, with the Brahms telling a few stories about several Ramapo Mountain communities forcibly displaced by the creation of Bear Mountain Park in earlier part to the twentieth century with traditional folk songs of the region, new compositions, illustrations, photographs of the people and places. Especially touching were the photos of Norman's grandmother, her family and their home taken by the Park.

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