Inventive music for young and old(er) kids (Apr. 12 and 19)

April 10, 2008

The upcoming two Saturdays showcase two ends of the music spectrum for kids. The first, for ages 2 and up, is Robert Fishbone, a local musician, drummer and storyteller. We haven’t seen his show before — and therefore I’m really curious — but his Web site has some interesting songs posted and the PR description sounds appealing: He performs “musical selections from cultures around the world, plays unusual instruments, and sings in strange vocal styles during an interactive, family-friendly show.” Unfortunately, the event is not being well promoted (the library’s main site doesn’t have it listed, but it is on the family section of the events calendar) but it is definitely on for 1:30 p.m., and you can call 314.241.2888 and ask for youth services to learn more. The location at this point is the Central Library’s children’s room, but it may move to the events pavilion depending on the size of the crowd.

The second event is also at a public library, this time the Baden branch, where a group of local rappers will present their craft to young adults from age 16 to 25 on Saturday (April 19). They’ll demonstrate different rap styles and explain how they compose lyrics using poetry and riddles. They’ll also talk about the music industry. It’s at 1 p.m., and it is listed on the library’s events calendar.

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