Artist Directory Login Donate


Newsletter


Connect with us

ArtStarts in Schools Logo

Ginalina - Singer Songwriter & Author

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Vancouver
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Virtual
Languages: English, French, Mandarin
Themes: Mental Health, Anti-Bullying, Climate Change and/or Environmentalism
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE

Ginalina is a 3X Juno nominated Singer-Songwriter and National Book Tour Author who creates a thoughtful world of folk music and beautiful children's books that celebrate family, nature, environmental stewardship, community, and the connections we share between them. Her performances and workshops are warm and winsome, engaging and energizing, relatable and refreshing. Recommended by principals, teachers, librarians, international festival planners, the Canadian Children's Book Centre, and CBC, Ginalina is a genuine Canadian treasure on the family and children's scene. She is also a former Industrial Engineer, parent, and mentor for emerging and under-represented artists. Residencies or Workshops: Ginalina dives into the minds and hearts of teachers and students to bring out curiousity, compassion, and enthusiasm for themes that this world needs more than ever. Two options available - one is focused on West Coast biodiversity and environmental stewardship, and the other is focused on exploring folk songs and stories from the Far East with an invitation for all children to remember and celebrate their own cultures, heritages, and roots. Performances: Ginalina provides an essential sing-, dance-, and learn- along experience for all K-G3 groups. "Small But Mighty" is a 45 minute concert in English, with inclusion of French and Mandarin, that celebrates nature, kindness, and the strength, kindness, and potential of young people today.


Inspired programs available include: Small But Mighty Concert (K-G3), The Wild and Wonderful West Coast Workshop/Residency (K-G4), Forgotten and Remembered: Folk Songs + Stories From the Far East Workshop/Residency (K-G4) Programs are always adapted for level appropriateness and have been created to complement/support the BC Educational Curriculum. Programs include resources to: music/videos/books/lessonguide/activitysheets. Virtual Programs welcome as possible. #westcoast #multidisciplinary #folkmusic #singersongwriter #storyteller #author #movement #artmural #biodiversity #ecodiversity #environmentalstewardship #habitats #culturalconnections #culturalheritage #creativeprocess #ukulele #trilingual #junonominated #canadianbooktourauthor #canadianchildrensbookcentrerecommended

Performance(s)

Small But Mighty - Interactive Children's Folk Concert

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music, Storytelling
Offered Languages: English, French, Mandarin
Grade Suitability: K - 4
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Capacity: 100
Tech Requirements: Artist to arrange
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
$850
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$0
Vancouver Island Lower
$0
Vancouver Island Mid
$0
Vancouver Island North
$0
Interior
$0
North
$0
Remote
$0
Kootenays
$0
Virtual
$0

"Every child they have a name, every spark can be a flame, one idea can bloom to fame - small but mighty." - Small But Mighty, by Ginalina, a Juno-nominated and CBC 2021 Canadian Music Challenge Selection Dance and sing along in English, French and Mandarin with 3x Juno nominated Canadian artist, Ginalina! A unique performer in the children's music world, Ginalina weaves the audience together with warm, upbeat and folky songs inspired by the love of family, beauty of the west coast, culture, and value of every child. Take a musical journey with Ginalina and enjoy a collection of modern classics that amuse, engage, gently teach, and that celebrate timeless messages of hope, acceptance, and strength through kindness. Solo concert song program may vary and titles may include those listed below. Most music videos are available on Kids Knowledge Network, online, and through their App. An electronic school activity pack will be sent to teachers to complement student experiences. - Child/Community Songs: It Takes a Village, Small But Mighty, My Family Keeps Me Warm - Everyday Experience Songs: Everything Changes, When I Grow Up, I Like You - Nature Songs: Save the Ocean, The Life Cycle - Hop, Hop, Hop, Parts of a Tree - Movement and Sing-Along Songs: Apple Apple Seed (English, French, Mandarin), Mon Alligateur, I Can Dance - Other: Diu Diu Deng (Taiwanese Folk Song), Mo Li Hua (Chinese Folk Song), The Log Driver's Waltz (Traditional Canadian) - Requests available

Workshop(s)

Folk Songs & Stories from the Far East - Cultural Explorations

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music, Storytelling, Interdisciplinary
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 4
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Capacity: 30
Tech Requirements: Online Meeting Program
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
$575
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$0
Vancouver Island Lower
$0
Vancouver Island Mid
$0
Vancouver Island North
$0
Interior
$0
North
$0
Remote
$0
Kootenays
$0
Virtual
$375

Enjoy the fun of Far East folk songs and stories in this cultural workshop! Blending melody, movement, story, context, and a playful approach, 3x Juno-nominated Singer-Songwriter, Ginalina, will introduce a Taiwanese Train song, an 18th Century Flower song, and a classic Animal Story. Students will then be invited to explore a traditional paper cutting folk art activity and/or express their own cultural heritage through drawing, writing, or music. Workshops are offered in English with some French and/or Mandarin as requested. Program may vary depending on Teacher/Student requests and may include: - Introduction to artist culture (Asian-Canadian, 2nd generation Canadian with Taiwanese roots) - compare and contrast: basic vocabulary in English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Taiwanese - Taiwanese Folk Song: Drip Drip Drop (Diu Diu Deng) - Chinese Folk Song: Jasmine Flower (Mo Li Hua) - Lunar New Year Story: The Great Race (12 Zodiac Animals) - Song and Story in Three Languages (English/French/Mandarin) - I Will Be a Tree (Artist original) - Introduction to Chinese Folk Art of Paper Cutting - Encouragement/Invitation to express and share own voice and culture and experiences through drawing/writing/music All classes will be given lyric printing sheets, drawing activities, and Chinese paper cutting folk art templates to enrich learning.

Wild and Wonderful West Coast - Biodiversity and Environmental Stewardship

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music, Storytelling, Interdisciplinary
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 4
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Capacity: 30
Tech Requirements: Laptop + Projector Screen if available
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
$575
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$0
Vancouver Island Lower
$0
Vancouver Island Mid
$0
Vancouver Island North
$0
Interior
$0
North
$0
Remote
$0
Kootenays
$0
Virtual
$375

As featured at the Richmond Children's Festival and Vancouver International Children's Festival workshops. Calling all West Coast nature explorers! Did you know that of all the Canadian provinces and territories, British Columbia is home to the richest diversity of plants, trees, mammals, and birds? Discover more with 3x Juno-nominated Singer-Songwriter, National Book Tour Author, Canadian Geographic Magazine Recommended, former Industrial Engineer, and Lifelong Learner, Ginalina. In this energizing music and book-inspired workshop, teachers and students will explore a diversity of creatures that call our province home. A variety of cohesive age-appropriate activities tie this experience together and together, students will also explore eco-diversity, why it is vital, and how young people like themselves can be key environmental change-makers. Workshops are offered in English with French and/or Mandarin as requested. Classes will be given lesson handouts, video link, book, posters, and drawing activities to enrich learning. Braille book also available for display. Activities may include: K/1/2 - nature, habitat, life cycle, and community concepts through interactive songs, movement storytelling, nature games, imagination-based drama, puppets, props 2/3/4 - land connectedness, biodiversity, environmental concerns/stewardship concepts through songs/ukulele, storytelling, deep questions, nature art, collaborative mural making *Residency available

Classroom Residency(ies)

Contact Me: Email, Web

Wild and Wonderful West Coast - Biodiversity and Environmental Stewardship

School Year: 22-23

Calling all West Coast nature explorers! Did you know that of all the Canadian provinces and territories, British Columbia is home to the richest diversity of plants, trees, mammals, and birds? Discover more with 3x Juno-nominated Singer-Songwriter, National Book Tour Author, Canadian Geographic Magazine Recommended, former Industrial Engineer, and Lifelong Learner, Ginalina. In this energizing and inspiring hands-on music and book-inspired workshop, teachers and students will progressively explore a diversity of creatures that call our province home. Students will also explore eco-diversity, why it is vital, and how young people like themselves can be helpful change-makers. Age-appropriate art-based activities and an environmental stewardship term project tie this experience together. All classes will be given lesson handouts, video link, book, posters, and drawing activities to enrich learning. Braille book also available for display. Curriculum may include: K/1/2 - nature, habitat, life cycle, and community concepts through interactive songs, movement storytelling, nature games, imagination-based drama, puppets 2/3/4 - land connectedness, biodiversity, environmental concerns/stewardship concepts through songs/ukulele, storytelling, deep questions, nature art Project is a class decision and may include: composing a nature song about the life cycle of an animal, creating a wall mural featuring environmental stewardship ideas *workshop also available


Testimonials & Reviews

Ginalina is a passionate, inclusive, and talented performer with messages that bring out the best in everybody. A true highlight to our community! - K. Levelton, Principal, Conrad Elementary, Prince Rupert
Ginalina went to touching lengths to create an engaging and delightful concert to uplift any spirit. Guitar, ukulele, story, and accordion made this show richly musical in her signature down-to-earth style! Also such a treat to present Mandarin and French songs for our audience. - Whistler International Children's Festival
Ginalina is incredibly talented, kind and generous. To top it off, she has a wonderful connection to our land and is able to bring that connection to the children, too. I also appreciate that Ginalina connects the content of her songs and stories to our curriculum. Not only are students having fun with the music and workshop, but they are also learning about our place, how they can notice and recognize more about where they live, and also how they can be stewards of our land. - K/1 Teacher, Blaire Elementary School, Richmond

Browse Artists Directory