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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org