PAST PROGRAMS: Songs About Rainbows


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How do songs from childhood remain relevant?

How can songs create backstory for characters?

Who was Joe Raposo? How did his work impact Jim Henson’s early work with Sesame Street?

An entire generation of young TV viewers learned about empathy, community and relationships through a cast of unforgettable characters: the Muppets. Creator Jim Henson, paired with composers Joe Raposo and Paul Williams, gave viewers emotional insight into these loving characters through songs like I Love Trash, I’m Going to Go Back There Someday, Rainbow Connection and It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green. Canvas created this program for a multi-generation audience, allowing parents and grandparents to enjoy musical memories with the next generation.

Canvas co-founder David Sheldon works magic from a mobile Command Center as our sound editor, recording engineer, lighting director and visual media controller.

Canvas co-founder David Sheldon works magic from a mobile Command Center as our sound editor, recording engineer, lighting director and visual media controller.