Bring your little ones to the Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market in Four Mile Run Park this Sunday for a fun, musical way to learn!
Sunday, June 24th from 11am – 12noon
The Uncle Devin Show is a live, participatory musical experience for children by world renowned drummer and author, Devin Walker. He uses the drum, both traditional and electronic, to convey universal principles of love to children and to inspire young people into pursuing the artist within themselves. This interactive show seeks to connect with children through the drum and the art of storytelling that will lead toward their personal, cultural and social development.
During The Uncle Devin Show, children learn history, health, cultural awareness, internet safety and the importance of telling the truth, while having fun with music and percussion.
They will also be able to appreciate how music, technology and the arts can enhance their learning experience. This interactive show allows children to participate either through the use of volunteers or from the audience, with specially designed activities that includes clapping, dancing, singing and the old African tradition of call and response.
The show opens up with Uncle Devin performing his theme song, “The Uncle Devin Show,” which features him playing several different drums and percussion instruments, followed by an “Up-Down” musical exercise that stresses the importance of cultural and social diversity in society. This all will be followed by songs off of Uncle Devin’s upcoming CD, “Drum Tales,” that features the songs, “Tell the Truth,” “Don’t Put Your Business on the Internet,” “Good Health Is Happiness” and “Africa.”
Devin, who is a former church youth director and youth Counselor for an at-risk youth program, has been performing as a drummer and percussionist for over 25 years, playing with local and international groups such as Fertile Ground, Soul-In-Motion Players, Bottomland, the UMBC Jazz Ensemble, the Lafayette Gilchrist Project, the Contee AME Zion Church Connection, and others. One of Devin’s greatest musical moments was when he accompanied on drums the Great Dizzy Gillespie during a 1985 Jazz Workshop in Baltimore, MD. Devin’s vast experience as a social justice activist is expressed in his music.
The Uncle Devin Show
Sunday June 24th, 11am-12noon
The Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market (4MRMarket)
on the 4MRStage in Four Mile Run Park
4109 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305