Friday, April 26th 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$16/ Students & Seniors
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is kicking off the 2019 season of Twilight in the Gardens with a night of unique instruments and lively beats!
Dendê Macêdo is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s been a professional musician since the age of 14, and since 2001 he’s been developing his solo career, splitting his time between the US and Bahia and working with his folkloric group Ologundê and his flagship band Dendê & Band.
Recycled Sounds is a project that developed out of Macêdo’s interest in making instruments out of found materials. Over the years he has created a trove of instruments including a bucket shekere, a golf club berimbau, a tire drum, and a trash can snare drum. Attendees will get to hear the distinct music from these amazing instruments!
For our first Twilight event guests can make their own instruments from recycled materials! Learn about one of the world’s oldest known wind instruments, the didgeridoo. Teaching Artist Matthew White is an experienced didgeridoo player and sound healer as well as a former voice, guitar and music theory student at BridgeSet Sound – a South Street music business. A songwriter and lover of world music, Matthew teaches didgeridoo as a healthy activity, a new hobby or a different path to play music altogether. Make your own didgeridoo or shaker using materials such as PVC pipe, decorate it, and play!
Visitors also have the chance to learn more about PMG through fun, casual mini-tours of the space and can check out Patterns of Obsession in our galleries.
Twilight in the Gardens is a BYOBBS event (Bring Your Own Booze, Blanket, and Snacks), and guests are encouraged to relax and picnic in the space.
7:00 – 10:00 PM – Make a didgeridoo or shaker with Teaching Artist Matthew White
7:30, 9:05, & 9:30 PM – Mini Tours of PMG’s mosaicked basement
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Live Performance by Dendê Macêdo