SeaStar Rock aims to engage with kids on climate change as part of Umbrella: Winter City Sounds.
The SeaStar Rock show is ready to make musical waves at this year's Umbrella: Winter City Sounds festival in Adelaide.
With a focus on climate change, SeaStar Rock aims to teach kids from the ages of two to ten the importance of sustainability issues, the effects of climate change, and even the war on waste, through catchy songs, funky dancing, games, and a whole lot of fun.
The show is performer and founder Lucy Rasheed’s “marine baby”. Inspired to write a CD about marine creatures, Rasheed worked with musicians in Adelaide to build a project she thought would be beneficial for kids.
SeaStar Rock is ultimately focused on marine sustainability, but the latest show will focus on other issues. Paddy Polar Bear’s opening song ‘Where’s The Snow?’ and the SeaStar Rockers ‘End Of Year Snow Ball’ sees the characters on a quest to bring back snow.
There’s also a puppet show included where the characters venture to the coral reef, singing a song called ‘Bring The Temperature Down’, with lots of games tied into the show.
“The best way to teach kids is through fun, song, and dance,” Rasheed says.
“There’s games like musical arctic icebergs and every song has a dance as well, so they’re on their feet the whole time!”
SeaStar Rock takes place at Published Art House (Adelaide) on 17 July (10.30am), as part of Umbrella: Winter City Sounds.