Musical Storytelling Program

Musical Storytelling Program

About the Musical Storytelling Program

Join Powers faculty members at local libraries as they narrate this free series of original musical story performances that feature live music and age-appropriate stories for children. These interactive programs are specifically developed for children ages 3 and up, but all ages are welcome to attend. 

Our performers include Powers faculty and guests: Yas Ishibashi (piano, vocals), Jessica Cooper (vocals, narration), Michael Carey (saxophone, flute, clarinet), and Nurudafina Abena (African percussino)!


This program is supported in part by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation, and by the Belmont and Watertown Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Thank you for your support!


Our 2018-2019 Musical Storytelling Series

We are thrilled to bring some new stories and music to the Belmont and Watertown libraries this year!

  • Waltham Public Library:
    Saturday, January 19, 11:00 am, featuring "Anansi and the Talking Melon"
  • Watertown Free Public Library:
    Saturday, November 10, 10:15 am, featuring "Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock"
    Saturday, December 8, 10:15 am, featuring "Anansi and the Talking Melon"
  • Belmont Public Library:
    Saturday, January 26, 10:00 & 11:00 am, featuring "Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock"
    Saturday, March 30, 10:00 & 11:00 am, featuring "Elephants Cannot Dance"
    Saturday, April 27, 10:00 & 11:00 am, featuring "Anansi and the Talking Melon"
  • Groton Public Library:
    Saturday, April 6, 10:30 am, featuring "Dragons Love Tacos"
  • Woburn Public Library:
    Saturday, April 20, 10:30 am, featuring "Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock"

New this year... Powers will bring a special musical storytelling program to the Loring Elementary School in Sudbury!

  • Loring Elementary School:
    Friday, May 3, 9:10 am, featuring "Dragons Love Tacos"

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