Workshops at aquarium

Pedro the Music Man.

The Two Oceans Aquarium will host four workshops called Music of the Sea by Pedro the Music Man during the upcoming school holidays.

The workshops showcase the music created by our early ancestors who used instruments made from the materials they found on the beach.

The instruments also include Pedro’s signature flute, the Ixilongo, a simple kelp pipe.

Pedro will provide interactive activities during which participants of all ages will have the opportunity to make their own musical instruments and to play them.

These instruments include horns and pipes made from dry kelp, as well as kelp-and-shell percussion instruments. The kelp horns and kelp pipes produce just one note each but when played together in an ensemble, they produce music.

The workshops are free of charge for visitors to the aquarium. The workshops will run on Saturday March 21, Sunday March 22, Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29, at 10am. Arrive 10 minutes before the time. There are 50 to 70 spaces available per workshop.

On Saturday March 21 and Sunday March 22, in partnership with UCT’s Future Water Institute, the aquarium will host a temporary interactive installation called Source to Sea. This installation will engage the public in exploring urban river systems, from source to sea.

The Two Oceans Aquarium will have a family sleepover for members on Saturday March 21. Membership can be purchased online or at the aquarium. It is valid for a year and offers unlimited visits.

The aquarium will open at 9am and close at 6pm during the school holidays. For more information, visit www.aquarium.co.za/blog/entry/school-holidays-aquarium-cape-town