Walking in a Memory



Singer-songwriter Cynthia Haring and members of her World Nation music group will host a “Music Tribute to the Greatest Generation” CD Release Party/Scholarship Fundraiser for people of all ages at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, at the United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 4244 Mariner Blvd., in Spring Hill, FL. The group will perform songs from their new album, “Walking in a Memory,” celebrating 90 years of doo wop, pop, rock and soul.

Performing with Cynthia are kids and teens from her World Nation group, as well as Katia Valdeos and Margie Spinoza, also of Weeki Wachee, Florida.  Katia, a native of Peru, is a co-producer of the new album, as well as a co-director of the World Nation music group. Through her Peruvian musical heritage, she brings different instruments to World Nation shows such as “el cajon” (the Afro-Peruvian box drum), “la cajita’ (the small box), and “rain sticks,” made by the Shipibo Indians of the Peruvian jungle. Margie has extensive experience as a singer with World Nation, the Sue Sue Sisters, and the Nature Coast Singers of Florida, as well as with the Arts and Medicine program at Moffitt Cancer Center where she and Cynthia regularly perform.

At the show, the group will perform songs from nearly every decade from the 1920s to the present. Among the 20s, 30s & 40s nostalgia songs they will perform are: “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby,” “Ma,” “Oh You Beautiful Doll,” “Mister Sandman,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “I Don’t Know Why.” From the 50s, 60s & 70s, they will perform “Life Could Be a Dream” (Sh-Boom), “Sukiyaki,” “Silhouettes,” “Come Go with Me,” “Mountain of Love,” “Rock Around the Clock,” “Calendar Girl,” some Beatles song, Sinatra classics, and more. The group will also perform original songs.

The new album “Walking in a Memory” will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Caryl Haring Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Davenport Schools Foundation in Cynthia’s home state of Iowa. Cynthia started the scholarship fund after her mother passed away in 2012. The scholarships are awarded yearly to graduating seniors wanting to “make a difference” in education, as Caryl did during her 40 years of teaching. To date, the fund has given out $10,600.

Cynthia and Katia frequently include talented children and teens in their shows, albums, and special events. Ticket are available for $15 which includes a CD.  For students and kids ages 18 and younger, entry is $5 when accompanied by a parent. To learn more about the kids, adults, and music collaborators performing and recording music with World Nation, please visit: worldnationgroup.com.