Creative Discovery Museum Hosts Annual Folklife Summer Music And Dance Series

Monday, July 7, 2014

Creative Discovery Museum is hosting a Summer Folklife Music and Dance Series and this month’s musical session will feature a performance by the local Caribbean-based Island Steel Pan Band on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. in the Museum Atrium.  

The Island Steel Pan Band is a family band that plays traditional instruments found in Tobago, St. Croix and Trinidad. Their drums originally were 55-gallon steel storage drums that were converted into instruments by cutting off the bottoms and tuning the playing surfaces. 

“The Island Steel Pan Band is a unique and under-recognized music in Southeast Tennessee and a perfect match for the museum's Folklife Summer Series,” said Liza Blair, arts manager at Creative Discovery Museum. “This is a great group that will highlight the level of diversity and creativity in the Chattanooga community."

The Folklife Summer Music and Dance Series takes place every June, July and August and features local and regional ethnic and cultural artists. The series was created as a way of promoting the areas diverse, expressive folk arts through engaging public experiences, said officials. The next session will be held on Aug. 3 and will feature the Chattanooga Peruvian Association’s Children's Choir and dance group.  

All activities are included with paid admission to the Museum. 

For more information, call 756-2738 or visit the Museum website at www.cdmfun.org.


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