THE UNCLE DEVIN SHOW
The purpose of The Uncle Devin Show is to cultivate the minds of children
five years old and up through music.
Our mission is:
1. Product Mission - To provide a high quality, live musical
entertainment experience for children through the drum, both traditional
and electronic, to convey universal principles of love.
The Uncle Devin Show is a live, participatory musical experience for
children by renowned drummer and author, Devin Walker. This interactive
show seeks to connect with children through the drum and the art of
storytelling that will lead toward their personal, cultural and social
development. The show can be performed as a solo act or with accompaniment
(i.e., flutist, guitarist and/or bassist).
His latest CD
is entitled, ?Uncle Devin?s Drum Tales,? and features songs like,
?Tell The Truth,? ?Don't Put Your Business on the Internet,? and ?Drum
2. Social Mission? To help raise the awareness of, and advocacy
among, children and their parents, guardians and caregivers about
the need for more public funds toward music in schools.
The U.S. Congress
has proposed drastic spending cuts in all Arts in Education programming.
This is unfortunate because music provides students with the opportunity
to express creativity and to develop skills that will benefit them
throughout the rest of their lives. Additionally, too many of today's
children are negatively influenced by artists who talk exclusively
about sex, violence and material gain through popular music, ultimately
becoming negative role models for today's generation.
The Uncle Devin
Show seeks to fill this void by providing positive, uplifting and
fun music designed specifically for children five years old and up,
while also providing them a positive role model in which to follow.
Very few artists today dedicate their craft toward the elevation and
education of today's children. Therefore, The Uncle Devin Show recognizes
this need as an excellent opportunity to combine music, education
and advocacy in a way that is entertaining, socially responsible and
Uncle Devin is
both a drummer and percussionist, and, therefore, is known as the
original ?Drumcussionist.? His drum set consists of a combination
of real drums/ percussion instruments, and the latest in electronic
drums. This hybrid drum set allows him to play the normal drum groove
while also playing different percussion instruments all by himself.
He also uses an assortment of percussion instruments, including cowbells,
triangles, shakers, congas and timbales, as learning tools in his
Uncle Devin is
a former volunteer, mentor and co-coordinator of a mentorship program
at two elementary schools in Prince George?s County, MD; a former
church youth Director in Washington, DC, and a former youth Counselor
for an at-risk youth program with a non-profit organization geared
toward the academic and social development of children. He has been
performing as a drummer and percussionist for over 25 years, playing
with local and international groups such as Fertile Ground, Soul-In-Motion
Players, Bottomland, the UMBC Jazz Ensemble, the Lafayette Gilchrist
Project, the Contee AME Zion Church Connection, Sense of Urgency Band
and Godisheus International Funk Band. One of Devin?s greatest musical
moments was when he accompanied on drums by the Great Dizzy Gillespie
during a 1985 Jazz Workshop in Baltimore, MD. Devin?s vast experience
as a social justice activist is expressed in his music. He is currently
a member and co-founder of the ElectroKoustic Band formed in 2009.
By the end of The Uncle Devin Show, children will:
1. Walk away with a better understanding of history, health, cultural
awareness, internet safety and the importance of telling the truth.
2. Be able to appreciate how music, technology and the arts can enhance
their learning experience and what they can do to help keep music
3. Be able to see how different drum and percussion instruments are
played and sound.
We offer the following
a. Performance (Assembly) Programs, which are 45 minutes to
an hour in length, and are a blend of performance and discussion with
opportunities for student participation interspersed throughout. Performance
programs may have a maximum audience of 250 and may consist of discussion
with audience members or direct involvement with performance activities.
b. Workshops, which involves smaller groups (usually 25 or
fewer students), and are generally 45 minutes to an hour in length.
Our workshops provide opportunities for our artists to have frequent,
one-on-one interaction with students and allow them the opportunity
to play different musical instruments. Audio/visual equipmnt may also
be used to supplement the learning experience through visual aids.
Uncle Devin’s Drum Tales, 10 Songs By Devin Walker Pre-Order Your
CD Today Coming soon to CD Baby, iTunes, and Allmusic.com.
· The Uncle Devin Theme Song
· Good Health Is Happiness
· I Like Onions
· The Victory Horn (Don't Quit)
· Don't Put Your Business on the Internet
· Me & My Drums
· Just One of Those Days
· Tell The Truth
· Drum Roll Call
- PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES
· The Home Away
From Home Child Development Center, Washington, DC
· Chick-fil-A @ Steeplechase , Capitol Heights, MD
· Contee AME Zion Church, Washington, DC
· BloomBars (Washington, DC)
· Washington Parks and People, Marvin Gaye Park, Washington, DC
· Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. EMBODI Mentorship Program
· The Children's Inn at National Institute for Health (NIH), Bethesda,
· Milton Summors Middle School, La Plata, MD
· The Huntington Station Branch Library, Long Island, NY
· Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, Washington, DC
· AME Zion Church Annual Conference, Wheaton, MD
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Kramer, The Children's Inn, National Institute of Health, Bethesda,
Dear Uncle Devin Show, Thank you so much for coming to the Children's
Inn. Our residents really enjoyed the show and were able to relax
and have fun. We loved how your show mixed learning with music and
we appreciated your interactions with the kiddos both during and after
the show. Thank you again for your generosity!
Wormely, Milton Summors Middle School, La Plata, MD
Devin, Special People make Special Schools.
The Black Saga Club truly appreciated you spending time with us and
sharing your gift. We thoroughly enjoyed "The Uncle Devin Show" and
wish you the best as you spread your message to others.
Geraldine Furbush, Director, Contee Church Family Movie Night Ministry,
Teaching through entertainment is a concept that the "Uncle
Devin Show" has mastered. The interactive performance captures the
audience from beginning to end. It is an educational/entertainment
tool for people of all ages". It's a must see!!!
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Uncle Devin Show
Name of Artist : Devin Walker
Contact Information : P.O.Box 60004, Washington, DC 20039
Phone # : 202-695-2980
Email : email@example.com
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