June 17, 2023
1-2:30PM Crankie Workshop
7-9PM Music and Dance
1880 S.W. Camano Drive
Camano Island, WA 98282
Cama Beach Summer Music & Dance Series - Podorythmie
Saturday, June 17, 2023
The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the Summer Music and Dance Series at Cama Beach Historical State Park. The series brings music and dance to the park once a month in June, July and August.
Live music and family square dances were a traditional part of 1930s summer activities at Cama Beach when the state park was a fishing resort. Performances and dances feature fiddle, guitar, bass, and banjo and experienced callers who aim to get everyone on their feet and dancing. Whether you’re staying at a cabin on the beach, or just visiting for the day, stick around and join in these fun, family friendly activities!
WORKSHOP: Make and Take Home Your Own Crankie!
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Participants age 7 to 90 are invited to join artist and performer Sue Truman along with the band Podorythmie to make their own moving picture show. No art skills required. A crankie is an old storytelling folk art where a long-illustrated scroll is wound onto two spools and loaded into a box with a viewing screen. The scroll is hand cranked, revealing one scene at a time while a story is told or a tune is played. Crankies were known as moving panoramas in the 19th century. Learn more about this art form at: thecrankiefactory.com.
7 - 9 p.m.
Podorythmie, Quebecois for “foot rhythms,” is a four-member group hailing from France and the US. They're known for their high energy and good-time performances of Quebecois music and stepdancing. Fiddle and accordion songs and lots of hard shoe stepdancing interspersed with crankie shows combine to make a unique performance full of surprises.