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Shine and the Moonbeams: 

Vocals - Shawana Kemp

Bass - Lavondo Thomas

Drums - Russell Carter 

Guitar - Jon Heagle


Shine and the Moonbeams have  played their special blend of Soul and Funk music for families all over New York City.  Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Summer Stage are just a few of the  venues that have welcomed them. They invite kids of all ages to make a joyful noise and participate in an interactive journey that is not only creative but educational and socially relevant. Shine and the Moonbeams The parents Choice award for 2013 and are always meeting families where they are.

“There was something in the performance touched folks emotionally.” Out with the Kids raved that Shine and the Moonbeams’ songs were “heartfelt, insightful and emotional, with brilliant musicianship to boot.” - Zooglobble 

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