Kids in the Rotunda – February 5

Overture Center’s Kids in the Rotunda is a series of free artistic programs designed for children and families which runs from the last weekend in September through April. This popular performing arts series on the Rotunda Stage offers a relaxed, kid-friendly environment in which to enjoy a diverse lineup of local and regional musicians, storytellers, jugglers, theater troupes, magicians and dancers. The programs run every Saturday at 9:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm (each performance lasts around 45 minutes). The 1 pm performances are sign language interpreted.

This week’s performers are Children of the Sun (Deaf & hard of hearing drum troupe)

The first deaf and hard of hearing drum troupe in the country, Children of the Sun is a highly innovative African drumming troupe that aims to instill confidence and promote musical self-expression, appreciation and creativity while learning the discipline of music. Organized through the Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, this Milwaukee-based group of children can literally ‘feel’ the music as they are playing. Their enthusiasm and dedication to drumming inspires audiences while demonstrating that music truly is the universal language.

Know of any other family-friendly events taking place this weekend? Feel free to mention them in the comments!

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