Bill Russell (K-P-J-I-S)

Workshop 1: Sing, dance and play in Louisiana!

With songs and stories and musical dance games Bill Russell introduces his young public to the folklore of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. With much student participation, he teaches the old musical games and songs of Louisiana.

Format : Workshop

Level : Kindengarten – Primary – Junior

Workshop 2: Let the good times roll!

With a smile on the corner of his mouth, Bill recounts the past and present heritage of the Franco-Americans of the south. Through songs and stories, he paints a picture of the Cajun and Creole peoples and their ancient traditions of Mardi Gras.

Format: Workshop

Level: Junior – Intermediate – Secondary

Originally from Bâton Rouge, Louisiana, Bill Russell moved to Canada to study at McGill University. As a musician, he was interested in the French folklore of Canadian as well as his native Louisiana. For several years, he has participated in the Mariposa In The Schools and Inner City Angels programs in Ontario schools and elsewhere.