Josh Issenman grew up in Ottawa banging on anything that would make a noise. Tapping out rhythms with pencils or having a jamboree with empty jugs was pretty common. Josh also jumped into the theatre world at a very young age. He was best know for his comedic and improvisational skills but musical theatre wasn’t far behind. Nor was his musical talents and training. Learning to play Piano, Bass, Saxophone, and Drums all before the age of 13 was a joy for little Joshie. Coupled with his years of experience as a YMCA camp counsellor and doing Children’s Theatre, it was only a matter of time before his skills overlapped. When his skills combined, he became a child wrangling entertainment robot from the future sent here to get you out of your seat and dancing! So, look no further. Read no more. Let’s make some music together!

For thousands of years...

people have wondered about the mysterious Marshmallow Island. Legend says that it appears rarely but is essential to the world’s supply of marshmallows. 
Then the marshmallow people throw down an all night rave dance party and dance till their feet are sore. During this rambunctious event marshmallows explode out from the island in all directions and cover the ground surrounding the marsh. It’s then and only then that humans can gather the marshmallows of all sizes and bring them home for use at campfires, rice crispy squares, amores, and more.  
The Mallow plant commonly found in and around marshlands and ponds is a direct result of the seeding from these parties and the leftover marshmallows.
This story sparked a passion in Lorne Lampert, founder of Mystic Drumz, to search out and finally gain photographic proof of this auspicious event. Along this adventure Lorne finds and demonstrates unique and eclectic world beat Percussion Instruments and Drumz from around the globe. Follow Lorne, his pet frog Larry, and all his animal buddies as they retell the adventure that leads them there.  

Parents and Teachers

Enjoy the 16 YouTube mini series “The Legend of Marshmallow Island’ with your children and students, we have a lesson plan you can download from our website.