Come to the Aquarium on Friday evening, March 23, and welcome spring's warmer weather with special musical performances evoking the sounds of the islands!
6–6:45 p.m.: Bridgette Michaels and Dawn Madak
Warm up this spring to the Caribbean tunes of local Annapolis musicians Bridgette
and Dawn. This cool-vibe duo has been entertaining audiences throughout the
Annapolis/DC area for four years. With Bridgette on guitar and Dawn on the conga
drum, you will soon feel the island breeze blowing through your hair. Bridgette’s
Caribbean upbringing gives her an uncanny ability to bring the island beat to her
songs. She has combined her passion for the ocean and music to create her first children’s CD, By the Sea. Kids and adults alike will
soon be tapping their toes and singing along with Bridgette and Dawn’s rhythmic
tunes. To learn more about Bridgette, hear some song clips, see video of the band,
you can check out her website at bridgettemichaels.com.
7–7:45 p.m.: Steel Drum Band
Pan in the Community/St. Veronica's Youth Steel Orchestra was founded in April
1999 by Anthony and Anita Mc Farlane, who migrated from Trinidad and Tobago in
1992. It is a community program that was formed so that the steel drums referred to
as "pans" could be used as the medium of music in which young people could
be refocused into a more positive behavior. The steel drums are the only musical
instrument created in the 20th century that has been internationally accepted into the
musical world. The steel drums were invented and developed in Trinidad and Tobago.
In this organization, the steel drum is the medium by which the young people are
given the opportunity to redirect their lives and focus on something positive. To be
dedicated, disciplined, sociable, attentive, responsible, well mannered, and courteous
are all attributes demonstrated and expected of all participants in this program. Good
school grades are one of the prerequisites of the students.
Musical performances are included with Aquarium admission.
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