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Indie Rockers Make Music

Kindie Rock is alive and well in the Northwest. From Caspar Babypants to The Harmonica Pocket, kid-friendly indie rock is making entertainment news as music savvy kids and their parents demand hip, g-rated tunes.

Since 2004, The Harmonica Pocket (Keeth Monta Apgar and Nala Walla) have been creating their family-style music. "I began writing songs and singing for the kids before naptime," says Apgar, a substitute pre-school teacher. "After getting tired of telling parents I didn’t have a kids’ album, I decided to record." Mary Macaroni came out in 2005, and they continue to redefine kid music, using sitar and tabla on O Susanna and reggae to teach kids to count.

The Pocket pays homage to American icon Dr. Seuss, in their Vaudeville-style Vashon debut, with an interactive approach to get children and their grownups singing and moving. Setting a handful of famous and lesser-known books to music, the audience is invited to sing along to Dr. Seuss’s ABCs, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and to help save the Whos on a giant speck of dust. Expect swinging story-songs, hula hoops and a suitcase of props with wah-wah guitar, ukulele, jaw harp, washboard percussion, harmonicas (of course) and invented instrument, the Hinklehorn (part kazoo, part plumbing fixtures). Get Loose with Dr. Seuss!

The Harmonica Pocket
Sunday, Feb 26, 2 pm

Tickets: $5 (12 & under)/$7 VAA members, seniors, students/$10 general
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