The Uncle Devin Show® is a live, interactive musical experience for children by renowned drummer and percussionist, Devin Walker. The show cultivates the minds of children through percussion instruments and is a dynamic cross between Fat Albert and Schoolhouse Rock.
The Uncle Devin Show® takes children on a magical journey through the Land of Percussion that allows them to hear, see and play different percussion instruments. Children will gain an understanding of the history of percussion and why it is the easiest, oldest and most diverse form of musical creativity.
Uncle Devin is quickly becoming a leader in the children’s music industry. His “Uncle Devin’s Drum Tales” CD won a 2013 Parents’ Choice Presentation Award and he is the author of "The ABC's of Percussion" children's book with Music CD (available in April 2015) . He was a panelist and was a featured artist at the annual KindieFest Conference in Brooklyn, NY and have performed at the Kennedy Center, the National Theater, the Smithsonian's Discovery Theater, Governor's Island (NY), the World Cafe Live (Wilmington, DE), Kids Place Live - Sirius/XM Radio, Jammin' Java (VA), Overton Youth Center (Miami, FL), numerous libraries, day cares, summer camps and more.
Uncle Devin is also a Teaching Artist and Artist Roster member with Young Audiences/Arts for Learning - Maryland, where he performs Assemblies and Residencies in schools throughout the state. He also leads a dynamic Percussion Circle for the entire family and is establishing a franchise of "All Around This World" music and movement classes in the DC area. Additionally, he is a volunteer with the Homeless Children's Playtime Project in Washington, DC, performing music for the children of the homeless.
Uncle Devin has been performing as a drummer and percussionist for over 30 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 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.