Moko Jumbie KPBX Kids' Concert
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.
Special Thanks for grant support from The Florence Wasmer Fund for Arts and Culture.