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Island in the Sun

Island in the Sun
Explore the world of Trinidad and the Caribbean islands in this interactive workshop! Students will play games, listen to and act out traditional stories, sing songs, learn hand drum techniques and learn to Shango dance--all as an enjoyable and stimulating approach to learning about the history, culture and life in the islands.

Artist Background

Recording artist, writer and composer Mickey Mills is a featured performer in a number of documentaries explaining the history, playing techniques and musical applications of the steel drums. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Mickey has performed concerts with the steel drums nationally and internationally. In addition to his appearances on stage with Mick Jagger, Jimmy Buffet and Kenny Chesney, he performed in the off-Broadway show, The House of Flowers, and the television show, Matlock. He is also an approved artist in the Artists in the Schools programs for Orange, Durham and Mecklenburg Counties.

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