The Two Oceans Aquarium brings ‘Music of the Sea’ to its visitors during the upcoming school holidays. Pedro the Music Man’s interactive performances showcase the music created by our early ancestors who used instruments made from the materials they found on the beach.
The instruments also include Pedro's signature flute, the Ixilongo, a simple kelp pipe which produces an astounding range of notes.
Parents of today might remember Pedro the Music Man from Kideo, the 1990s children’s television show!
Four ‘The Music of the Sea' Workshops
Four workshops, entitled ‘The Music of the Sea’ and facilitated by Pedro the Music Man, will provide interactive and hands-on activities during which participants of all ages will have the opportunity to make their own musical instruments and to play them. These instruments include horns and pipes made from dry kelp, as well as kelp-and-shell percussion instruments.
The kelp horns and kelp pipes produce just one note each but when played together in an ensemble, they produce very rewarding and creative music. The show is a mix of storytelling and practical music workshop. It is suitable for the whole family and provides an opportunity for all generations to make music together. Children will be able to take home one of the kelp instruments that they have made. The workshops are free of charge for visitors to the Aquarium on these days.
WHEN: 21, 22, 28 and 29 March 2020, Time: 10h00 (please arrive at least 10 minutes before the time)
WHERE: Auditorium at the Two Oceans Aquarium,
COST: No additional charge to Aquarium visitors over and above the usual ticket price
Ages: All ages, but great for families. Availability: 50 - 70 spaces per workshop
Besides these unique workshops the Aquarium provides fun and adventure for the whole family. See their School Holidays Programme here.
The Aquarium recently welcomed Bootlegger Coffee Company as its onsite restaurant. The restaurant’s hours are Monday to Friday from 06h30 to 18h00; weekends and public holidays from 07h30 to 18h00.
The Aquarium will open at 09h00 and close at 18h00 during the school holidays.
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