Local teaching artists not affiliated with any one organization, who have gone through local training processes and selection programs including Orlando Repertory Theatre’s ELTA program and the State of Florida State Touring program.
Chris Kahl takes audiences on a Musical Journey Through Florida, highlighting the rich history and culture of the Sunshine State. This folk music presentation takes students on a historical journey through the state, featuring performances of original songs and stories, and covering a wealth of historical events, characters, and folklore.
Topics include Ponce de Leon’s voyage to Florida in 1513, the rise of Florida’s citrus industry, how railroads opened up Florida to tourism, and the Seminole tribe and their relationship to the Everglades eco-system and its species.
In addition to Florida history, Chris will cover his folk instruments (acoustic guitar and harmonica), his folk performing style, and his songwriting process. The presentation covers key aspects in the Florida Studies unit, as well as numerous Florida Standards.
Available to present year-round
45-50 mins plus time for questions
The presentation can take place in a cafeteria, media center, or a multi-purpose room. The musician will provide his own sound equipment. School is responsible for providing equipment to display a power-point slideshow.
$350 (this includes up to 3 performances a single day)