#Barbados #Reggae Performer David Kirton Summer Residency at The #Hollywood Bowl
Kirton will be performing selection of songs from his children’s album ‘Island Songs for Children’ during two daily performances from July 9th – July 20th.
Summer Sounds is a six week summer program with daily morning performances for very young audiences. Like an episode of Sesame Street, Summer Sounds is hosted by a regular cast of characters who receive a postcard in the mail which sends them on a ‘treasure hunt‘ to a new neighborhood in Los Angeles, where they discover both the new neighborhood and a world music group.
Their hunt leads them to David Kirton where they learn about the traditions and culture of Barbados thru his original music and his experiences.
The series is hosted by Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Hollywood Bowl.
Island Songs for Children is a high spirited collection of original Barbadian children’s folk songs. The idea for the project began when Kirton was unable to find nursery rhymes, characters and stories that his young children could identify with that displayed their island way of life.
“I started to notice that all of my children’s books were of foreign origin and history,” David observed. “I began trying to relate the child friendly national symbols from our own island to my own children so they could relate to and remember how life was for me in Barbados as a youth. As the collection grew I realized that childhood memories are very powerful. They represented more than just my life but the story of the Caribbean, like reading about Cowboys and Indians, sailors or growing up on a mountain it formed longings and context for life time passions and set character”.
Island Songs for Children was originally funded by Fund Access and is a joint project between CRS Music and Bird’s Eye Music Barbados.
David Kirton is an award winning singer songwriter from the Caribbean island, Barbados. He has released four albums Stranger, Modern Roots, Time for Change and his children’s album Island Songs for Children.