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Caribbean Night

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

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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