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Starr Summer Stage presents Around the World Musical Extravaganza with Chris Merwin

Saturday, Jul. 29, 2-3pm

Join us on a musical journey around the globe, where children and families will be immersed in the rich tapestry of sounds, rhythms, and instruments from different cultures. From the energetic beats of Caribbean music to the melodic tones of the Japanese flute, the enchanting strums of the Hawaiian steel guitar, and the resounding echoes of the Tibetan dung cheng trumpet, prepare for a captivating experience that will ignite your senses and expand your cultural horizons. 

  • Caribbean Rhythms: We kick off the show with the lively rhythms of the Caribbean. Feel the pulsating beats of calypso, reggae, and soca as we explore the diverse musical traditions of islands such as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Cuba. Get ready to move your body! 

  • Japanese Flute Magic: Next, we transport you to the tranquil world of Japan, where the haunting melodies of the traditional flute, known as the shakuhachi, take center stage. Let the serene and meditative tones of this ancient instrument wash over you, transporting you to the serene landscapes of Japan and evoking a sense of tranquility and introspection.

  • Hawaiian Steel Guitar: Prepare to be serenaded by the soulful and melodic sounds of the Hawaiian steel guitar. Originating in the beautiful islands of Hawaii, this unique instrument produces a distinctive sliding and bending of notes that will transport you to the sandy beaches, lush forests, and gentle breezes of the Aloha State.

  • Tibetan Dung Cheng Trumpet: Our musical journey continues to the breathtaking landscapes of Tibet, where the resonating sounds of the dung cheng trumpet fill the air. Experience the power and majesty of this ancient instrument as its deep and resonant tones create an otherworldly ambiance, reminiscent of the awe-inspiring Himalayan mountains.

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