With help from the members of "Percussion People", children of all ages can create their own instruments while learning about bongos, triangles, marimbas, tambourines, djembe drums and more. The Percussion People then perform a concert. Kids can join in the fun using their own creations, which they're free to take home after the show.
Now in their 6th smash season, Percussion People continues its 2011/2012 season at the Players Theatre. The ensemble will take you through their unique collection of percussion instruments. These include tuned percussion such as marimba, vibraphone, orchestra bells and tympani; non-tuned percussion such as drumset, bass drum, snare drum and cymbals; plus an array of ethnic percussion such as djembe, bongos, afuche and many more.
You'll have a chance to build your own percussion instrument to use during the show prior to the performance in a special Instrument Building Workshop. You'll also have a chance to try some of the instruments used during the show at the end of the performance. Featured on the CBS Early Morning Show and as a weekend pick by Time Out New York Kids, Percussion People is a perfect opportunity for young audiences to learn and experience live music.
Michael Sgouros, director