Ken is a tapper, he loves to tap out rhythms on a table, on a chair, on the bus, in a car or a train, He will tap with his spoons, hands, sticks, rocks, paper or scissors. One day, Ken wasn’t paying attention to what he was tapping on and he thought is sounded really good – he realized he was tapping on a small drum. No one told Ken there were instruments made just for tapping. There are Boom and bang tapping things that have different drum names like Djembe, Bongo and cuicas and there are ding and bong tapping things like cowbells, triangles and xylophones. Since then Ken is having even more fun tapping on things. The only thing he can not do is TAP DANCE. Ken had worked with children for over twenty years and currently lives in Ottawa where, if he isn’t tapping, he is helping people organize festivals and other fun events.


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.