This is an educational shadow theatre piece about the journey of a mother gray whale and her calf. We tell a story about the yearly migration of the gray whales from the warm lagoons of Mexico, all the way up the coast to Alaska. We meet some musical hitchikers on the the back of the mother whale – a crew of beatboxing barnacles and “the Cyamid Kid,” a rapping whale louse who keeps us updated on the progress of the two whales.
Created for the Pacific Rim Whale Festival in Tofino/Ucluelet 2012
released March 3, 2012
Chloe Ziner played, composed and recorded all the instruments heard here.
Jessica Gabriel wrote the words.
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