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0000017b-f971-ddf0-a17b-fd73f3be0000For 25 years, KPBX Kids' Concerts have brought different genres of music and performances to generations of children. These family concerts are at the heart of the station's mission to provide music awareness and entertainment to our listening region, which compliments our on-air programming.Eight free one-hour concerts are held throughout the year at rotating venues. At each concert, attendees may be treated to a mix of music and historical information. Each KPBX Kids' Concert highlights a musical style. Past concerts have featured classical, jazz, big band, folk, bluegrass, latin, calypso, reggae, klezmer, rockabilly, and lots more.ALL KPBX KIDS' CONCERTS ARE FREE.

Moko Jumbie KPBX Kids' Concert

Moko Jumbie in 1998

Kids and their adults bopped to the beat of the tropics at the Bing at the July 2014 KPBX Kids' Concert featuring Moko Jumbie. The free all-ages concert took place in the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. at noon on Friday, July 18, 2014.

Moko Jumbie performers Bryan Bogue, Rick Westrick, Paul Raymond, and Angus Nunes presented the sound of Trinidadian steel drums, vibraphone, and other percussion instruments. Their music of the tropics is heard throughout the Inland Northwest. They also play rhythms from Brazil, including samba and bossa nova.

Bogue has been a member of the Spokane Symphony's percussion section for 36 years. He also teaches music at Spokane Public Schools. Westrick teaches at Gonzaga Prep, Spokane Falls Community College, Mead School District, and Whitworth University. He also has been a core percussionist for the Spokane Symphony for 33 years. KPBX audiences also recognize him playing jazz in the Brent Edstrom Trio.
Paul Raymond, Spokane Symphony principal percussionist, has been a veteran of that organization for 40 years. He teaches at Whitworth University and at Holy Names Music Center. Angus Nunes has played with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra since 2009 and teaches orchestra for Spokane Public Schools.

Thank you to our Summer 2014 KPBX Kids' Concert underwriters:
Harvard Park Children’s Learning Center North, Numerica Credit Union,  Rocket Bakery, and Music Corner inside Pawn One 

Special Thanks for grant support from The Florence Wasmer Fund for Arts and Culture.

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