A Sydney Puppet Theatre production

    The Emperor's New Beat Box     

 
   
   

About the show
World music,story and puppets

"The Emperor's New Beat Box" is a joyful  and informative journey into story and song, the essential and eternal narrative heart of every culture.

Chops and Lix are musical storytellers.  Lix has been collecting wonderfully strange instruments from around the world and is keen to start using them.  Chops has been shopping on line and has bought a new music sensation – the Emperor’s New Beat Box.  The latest in nano MP3 technology, it claims to play the coolest music and the greatest stories in the whole wide world.

As Chops “tunes in” to the Emperor’s New Beat Box, she hears melodies and rhythms from places she has never been.  What does this music sound like?  Is it a bit African or a bit Caribbean?  Does it sound like the wild gamelan of Bali or the khim zither of Thailand?  Perhaps it’s like Gypsy music or the earthy rhythms of the Didgeridoo.

This is a great opportunity for Lix to start to play his collection and what ensues is a world tour of music to Africa, Cuba, Bali and Australia with a couple of stop overs in Jamaica and Tokyo with the amazing Tama Sudare, a 400 year old folk rap routine from Japan.

Your musical tour guides will include the djembe drum, mandolin, guitar, piano accordion, khim, gamelan, didgeridoo, bells and whistles.

Your story guides will be an aboriginal legend “The Timid Frogs”, the Zulu legend of “Shaka the Lion”, “Chiquita” the little Cuban girl and “The Rice Legend” from Bali. 

With audience participation in rhythm and dance, puppets and a good dollop of fun, who can resist grooving along as Chops ‘n’ Lix dive deep into the heart of the Emperor’s New Beat Box.


To book: contact Sue Wallace  0438 218 217 or email: spuppet@ozemail.com.au
 

 

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The Emperor's New Beat Box
50 minutes
2
 5 years and up
250
Height 2.5m
Width 6m
Depth 5m
60 minutes
45 minutes
Simple stage wash/shadow light
radio head sets and receivers, amp and speakers supplied by performers
INDOOR ONLY