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A Musical Journey Through Florida
January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Broward County Library and Florida Humanities present Chris Kahl — folk musician and storyteller. This presentation takes audiences on a historical journey through the state, featuring performances of songs covering a wealth of historical events, characters, and folklore with in-depth storytelling about Ponce de Leon’s voyage to Florida in 1513, Henry Flagler’s building of the Florida’s East Coast Railroad, and more. Original songs come from Chris Kahl’s Florida-themed albums, Orange Blossom Memories and Sunshine Kid.
Chris Kahl is a folk musician and storyteller who presents a music and storytelling program titled,
A Musical Journey Through Florida. His presentation consists of original songs and stories highlighting the state’s culture and history. He performs statewide, and he has presented programs for the Florida State Touring Roster, Florida Historical Society, Florida Humanities Council Road Scholar program, Hillsborough Arts Council, Stetson University Continuing Education Program, Arts 4 All Florida, Brevard Cultural Alliance, 21st Century Art Explorers, and United Arts of Central FL.
In addition to his educational performances and residencies, Chris also presents music enrichment programs for students and adults with developmental disabilities in classroom and group home settings.
A native of the Space Coast of Florida, Chris grew up just miles from the NASA launchpads. He has released two Florida-themed albums: Orange Blossom Memories and Sunshine Kid. He is also a graduate of Rollins College.
Registration is suggested, but not required.
Funding for this program is provided through a Community Project Grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Broward Public Library. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
January 27 @ 2:00 pm -
January 27 @ 3:00 pm