'CJ' and his puppet friends ‘Wise Clive’ and ‘Nigel the crocodile’ follow Santa’s sleigh tracks around the globe and perform Christmas songs in the musical styles that match each country.
Using humour and an array of instruments the Christmas journey begins in CJ’s native land of England. The snow is falling in a Charles Dickens style London where we learn what Christmas is like for children in England. A banjo-lele version of Jingle-bells is played to introduce the musical style of British-skiffle with all its fun related home-made instruments such as the Washboard and the Kazoo.
Then, it’s off to Spain for a “Feliz Navidad” (a Merry Christmas) where children are introduced to the Flamenco Guitar and an interactive Spanish song that helps teach basic Spanish language. Next, just like the settlers did many years ago CJ moves from Europe to the Appalachian Mountains of North America for a good ol’ Christmas 'hoe down', before heading home here to Australia for a Christmas in the sun.
Catchy songs, comedy, ventriloquism, quick to learn dance moves and traditional carols are all combined to make this exploration of Santa’s journey around the world a very entertaining experience. Not to mention a visit from THE MAN himself… Santa to finish off this Christmas experience.
Folkie Dolkie was fantastic. The children got involved. They loved him. Very friendly. Excellent.
Ashlee Gordom. Endeavour Hills Early Learning Centre. VIC.
Today our children had the opportunity to watch a special performance called Folkie Dokey, a show all about folk music. CJ, the performer sang and acted out all types of folk music from all around the world. As well as using various instruments throughout the show are children were introduced to various types of folk music from around Australia, Spain, England and America. Our children, laughed, danced and sang all the way through the performance! Waltzing Matilda was one of the Australian songs and Nate and Paige sang along in the crowd. When CJ bought out the puppets, Wise Clive and Nigel our children enjoyed listening to their songs and jokes. Children copied Clive as he said greetings in various languages and showed enthusiasm as they contributed to this experience.
Michelle Bennett. Bairnsdale Childcare and Kinder. Bairnsdale. VIC.
Price: $5.50 per child (GST included) or $385 (GST included) whichever is greater.
Suitable: 2 to 6 year olds.
Times: Show & Santa Appearance: 50 - 60 minutes. Set up: 40 minutes. Pack up: 40 minutes.
Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.
Aussie Kids Rock ABN: 25 610 583 148.