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Curriculum Relevance:

HSIE, Music: Science, Environment, Living Things, Interdependence, Sustainability, Natural Resources, Roles, Rights and Responsibilities. Listening, evaluating, participating. Music’s place in society, past and present.

Taking students on a musical journey around Australia.

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‘MAYDAY! MAYDAY!’ - The world is heating up. Pack your drums, sunscreen and sense of humour and join The Bongo Brothers in the most exciting scientific quest on the planet, Surf Safari.

Mongo, an eccentric scientist and inventor and Bongo, his gullible and naive baby brother, are on a mission to save the planet, through studying history, society and eco-systems at beaches around Australia.

Skillfully manipulating music-theatre, comedy and intimate story telling. Catch a wave with the Bongo Brothers back in time to Van Diemans Land to learn about colonial whaling days, take a road trip to Broome across the Nullarbor to experience Japanese Taiko drumming and pearl divers, surf to Bondi Beach for a hip-hop surf lesson celebrating life guards, be whisked away on a boat with `Tommee the fisherman’ to sing Indonesian folk songs and discover the enchanting underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.

‘Surf Safari’ is an eco-adventure that explores our relationship to the planets resources. It’s designed to stimulate children’s curiosity, creativity and imagination. Follow the Bongo Brothers as they harness the energy of the ocean, on an interactive, educational journey, jam packed full of surf-music, world percussion, laughter and gangbuster waves! In this world class, slapstick, percussive adventure around Australia, the Surf is Up!

What schools said when the show last toured in 2008:

It was funny and entertaining for the students with an important message. A Great show for the last week of term.

T Russell. P to Year 5. North Arm State School. Yandina. QLD. 19/06/2017.

Very entertaining and engaging show which was age appropriate. The show was very educational and interesting.

Scott Mckenzie. K to Year 6. Katunga Primary School. Katunga. VIC. 16/03/2017.

Energetic, musical, good environmental message.

Christopher Charleson. Clunes Primary School. Clunes. VIC. 25/07/2017.

Price:$6.60 per student ($6.00 + $0.60 GST).

Suitable: Preps, K to Year 7.

Minimum Audience Size: 140 students.

Times: Show: 50 minutes + 10 minutes Q & A. Set up: 45 minutes. Pack up: 30 minutes.

Requires an indoor performing area 3m deep x 4m wide x 2m high.

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