Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Levity Beet Announces Musical Invention Web Series

Levity Beet playing
a ukulele (which has a rattle attached to it) at the same
time as blowing into a pipe for something else. There is
also a pipe for a breath-powere
keyboard

LEVITY BEET ANNOUNCES MUSICAL INVENTION WEB SERIES

Tui award-winning Children’s Musician Levity Beet is excited to announce the release of a Musical Inventions web-series for NZ Music Month.

The 5-part series, funded by NZ On Air, introduces audiences to a creative little backyard studio in Takaka. Levity shows viewers how to be musical inventors, creating a new instrument each episode; a castanet from native harakeke, fizzunkafone from recycled plastic bottles or a thumb piano with an old teapot. The instruments are then included in song with accompanying video.

After producing 6 albums, numerous singles and a cd/songbook, Levity was inspired to create the series when his live shows garnered so many questions from children in his audiences. He realised a need to share more of his creative process, reveal the beginnings of his unusual musical ideas and encourage children to explore musical inventiveness themselves.

Three-time APRA NZ Children’s Song of the Year Winner and 2018 NZ Best Children’s artist, Levity is well known for his dynamic and humorous performances in schools, early-learning centres, festivals, libraries and private parties.



Levity wows audiences with new musical inventions playing instruments he makes from heaters, airbed pumps, tyre valves and anything imaginable. Mr Beet also produces music for ‘Darwin and Newts’ – viewable on TV2 and Hei Hei. Levity teaches weekly about 40 kids the ukulele, guitar, songwriting and mentors young bands.

To view ‘Rub My Tummy’, part one in the series, check out http://www.youtube.com/levitybeet

www.levitybeet.com

https://www.facebook.com/LevityBeetMusic/

https://www.instagram.com/levitybeet


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Making History

Jock Phillips is a pioneering public historian who has sought new ways to communicate history to a wide audience. His autobiographical memoir is a fascinating account of how perceptions of history have changed through his career. More>>

New Budget Arts Funding: Fairer Wage For Grant Artists, Creatives In Schools

The vital contribution and huge value the creative sector brings to New Zealand is recognised in this year’s Budget with $11.157 million over four years for two new initiatives, the Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern said today. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Region MMR Change: Children To Be Vaccinated For Measles At 12 Months

The first measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination has been brought forward to 12 months from 15 months in Auckland because of the region’s measles outbreak. More>>

ALSO:

Tapu Te Ranga: Fire Destroys Main Building At Island Bay Marae

There was a large fire at the Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island Bay early Sunday morning. Firefighters saved the meeting house, but the main building collapsed in the blaze and other surrounding buildings were compromised. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland