Pedro Espi-Sanchis back by popular demand

Pedro a household name in South Africa returns with yet another fun-filled kid’s show, COWBELLS AND TOITOISE SHELLS at the Kalk Bay Theatre from 27 March to 7 April 2013.

Pedro Espi-Sanchis, fondly known as Pedro the Music Man at Kalk Bay harbourThe production is filled with bucket loads of interactive fun story telling that takes children on an African adventure. Pedro tells stories of hunters, ruthless chiefs and tortoise tears to name a few which are solved through the magical moments of music. He uses his gift as both a musician and a story teller and combines the two to make a great show. It’s a fun-filled entertaining production with lots of audience participation. The tales feature an interesting array of instruments, as well as the world’s first flute and a one-child-one note ensemble. The show is suitable for all children aged 4 to 9.


PEDRO SINGS features Pedro the Music Man’s one night show on 17 March at 20:00.   Espi-Sanchis sing songs of freedom and love from Spain, France, South America and Africa.  Ticket price R85.


Pedro Espi-Sanchis grew up in Spain and France and came to South Africa as a professional musician at the age of nineteen.  Not long after he arrived here he was introduced to African music and began his lifelong career of learning and teaching in this field.  He established the African music programme at UCT and has run extensive teacher-training programmes across southern Africa and internationally.  He writes for leading publishers on music for children.


As committed as he is to teaching, Pedro also loves his work as  a performer, musician, composer and storyteller.  He became very well known as “Pedro the Music Man” from the children’s television series which ran for many years in the 1990s.    One of his recent projects was the Vuvuzela Orchestra, which created a link between music education and the Soccer World Cup.   (See more on


Pedro also works to find employment locally and internationally for traditional musicians from southern Africa.


COWBELLS AND TORTOISE SHELLS will be performed from 29 March – 7 April at 11h00. Tickets for the show cost R50.


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