Welcome back to Vaarklife 21! We had a lazy morning after a late night last night, but we’re back at the stage, for some more music. And this afternoon, we’re taking a musical tour around the world with traditional tunes from many countries!
First of all, we’re going to India! With the traditional sitar, tabla drums and flute. So evocative.
And look! We’ve even got a display of Indian dance to go with it!
Her outfit is so sumptuous, and her movements are so elegant.
From India to the high Andes now, and the music of Bolivia, with flutes and panpipes.
Micro plays those panpipes very well, considering he can hardly see over them!
Back across the Atlantic now, to some rhythms of Africa!
Esther loves the sound of the balafon, and the way all the different drums combine to make the music.
More drums now, but made of steel! Lie back, and think of white sand, blue sky and the gentle waves of the Caribbean sea.
Bernard can hear a rumbling noise. He hopes it’s not a hurricane coming…
Ah! It’s Fury. She thinks those drums aren’t quite big enough! Well, the more the merrier!
A little closer to home now, with some passionate Spanish Flamenco. Peggy dances, to Gino’s guitar.
See how she plays her castanets and stamps about the stage! It’s so dramatic.
Now, here’s some music for fans of the triangular. It’s time for some Russian music, on the balalaika!
As soon as Micro found out there was such a thing as a bass balalaika, he wanted to play one!
Nano says this music is making him very peckish. Why’s that Nano?
Well, all those balalaikas look like tortilla chips!
Well, with tortilla chips on the menu, there’s only only place we can go to for our finale. Mexico and the rhythms of the Mariachi band!
But hang on, why is that odd sombrero on stage?
Oh! It’s Nano! He couldn’t find a hat small enough!
Well, thank goodness he’s here now, just in time for the trumpet part!
Well, that was great! And now the music is over for another year. I hope you’ve enjoyed it all as much as we have. We’ll say goodbye from the festival field now, and tuck into these tasty tortilla chips! Adiós!