Reggae Artiste David Kirton brings Barbados’ Culture to the Hollywood Bowl
This July in Los Angeles the world famous Hollywood Bowl will introduce thousands of children and their families to Barbados.
They will learn about George Washington House, the Sno Cone man and join the Green Camouflage peace march as they hear all about growing up in Barbados. All of this will be happening during Summer Sounds, an annual summer concert series geared towards young audiences and families.
During Kirton’s twice daily performances, the cast of characters will meet the Barbadian musician/songwriter and accompany him and his band on a visit to Barbados. While in Barbados they learn about how America’s first President George Washington visited Barbados and hear about his restored home on the historic Garrison Savannah.
No visit to Barbados for children would be complete without a sno cone, imagining fish that fly and learning to swim. During the grand finale the children form a conga line and hold peace march to Kirton’s hit song Green Camouflage. The storyline of the 40 minute performances conveys the peaceful culture of Barbadian life, Kirton’s Rastafarian lifestyle, the natural beauty of the island and the lyrical imagery of his music.
Summer Sounds creates a ‘Sesame Street’ type of set that features props, actors and scenes to accompany the tropical story line. Prior to each performance the children will be given cut outs of Barbadian symbols such as flying fish, sno cones and donkey carts to color and take home as a souvenir of their musical journey to Barbados.
The series is hosted and funded by The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Hollywood Bowl. David Kirton will be performing up to July 20th.