Tulsa Children’s Museum Introduces “Kid-Hop” to Tulsa Families

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will introduce Tulsa families to “kid-hop,” at interactive concerts at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2011

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a hip-hop artist and a father who created “kid-hop,” a mix of traditional hip-hop rhythms and positive, brain-building lyrics.

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a hip-hop artist and a father who created “kid-hop,” a mix of traditional hip-hop rhythms and positive, brain-building lyrics.

The Tulsa Children’s Museum (TCM) and nationally acclaimed children’s performer Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will introduce Tulsa families to “kid-hop,” a mix of traditional hip-hop rhythms and positive, brain-building lyrics, at interactive concerts at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo’s kid-hop concert features a rollicking gumbo of sounds, bringing hip-hop, bluegrass and reggae together in a musical landscape populated with robots, aliens, dragons and mermaids.

“Secret Agent 23 Skidoo draws on diverse, rich musical traditions in his animated performance, while still managing to create a genre uniquely his own,” said Tobey Ballenger, TCM concert chair. “The museum is excited to introduce Tulsa families to this educational, entertaining concert.”

A hip-hop artist and a father, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo saw a void in children’s music that appealed to both kids and parents. Combining his love of hip-hop and the magic of childhood, Skidoo developed kid-hop, a musical genre that resonates with family audiences. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has received national recognition for his performances and has two number one songs on children’s XM radio.   

“Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” is the second concert in TCM’s 2010–2011 Family Concert Series and features a musician meet-and-greet and interactive, educational exhibits before and after the show, including poetry, rhythm and hip-hop activities.

TCM’s Family Concert Series, which began in 2007, presents child-friendly, high-quality concerts from nationally recognized children’s performers. Each concert highlights a different musical genre and engages families through humor and audience participation. TCM donates more than 25 percent of concert tickets to low-income families in the Tulsa metro area.

Following “Secret Agent 23 Skidoo,” the 2010–2011 Family Concert Series will feature a spring concert by Terrance Simien that showcases the rich history and multi-layered sounds of Zydeco, the music of the French-speaking Creoles of southern Louisiana. The series will close at Tulsa’s annual Mayfest festival, where TCM co-sponsors KidZone, a free day-long, family-friendly music festival by nationally renowned children’s performers and talented local musicians.          

Tickets are limited and can be purchased for $10 each per concert. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $8 each per concert by calling the Tulsa Performing Arts Center group sales line at (918) 596-7109. Children age 3 and under may sit on a paid adult’s lap for free.

To purchase tickets, visit ­www.myticketoffice.com, call (918) 596-7111 or visit the Tulsa Performing Arts Center box office at 101 E. Third St. or any local Reasor’s Foods.

“Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” is sponsored by ONEOK, Petrohawk Energy Corporation, Crow Creek Energy and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust.

Visit ­www.tulsachildrensmuseum.org or www.tulsapac.com for more information on the TCM 2010–2011 Family Concert Series.

The Tulsa Children’s Museum, a non-profit community-based children’s museum, is a “museum without walls,” inspiring Tulsa children with educational traveling exhibits, outreach programs and a family concert series at various Tulsa locations. The museum seeks to connect families and build a strong community through exploration, exhibits, programming and play. Governed and run by dedicated volunteers, the Tulsa Children’s Museum has served more than 10,000 families in the Tulsa area since 2007.

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Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.

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