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Boom Arts Presents: Tunde's Trumpet

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Various locations through Portland Parks and Recs

Performances from June 27-August 4


Boom Arts, in collaboration with Portland Parks and Recreation’s Summer Free for All, Ethos Music Center, and the Community Music Center, presents the West Coast premiere of Tunde’s Trumpet, a puppet musical for kids and families by award-winning playwright Chisa Hutchinson. Presented at community music schools and public parks across Portland this summer for this spirited story about making music and keeping your eye on the prize.

When Tunde Akeredolu turns ten, his dad presents him with a special gift: a trumpet. Tunde loves the instrument, but now this wild child has to settle down and learn to play it! With the help of the mysterious puppet goddess Oshun, Tunde must defy a series of challenges like Doubt, Frustration, and Jealousy—brought to life in the form of sassy, fantastical puppets—to achieve his goal. Sweet, rambunctious Tunde embarks on a music-filled journey towards musicianship and maturity.