ZingZillas is a music show set on a tropical island where everyone joins in to create ZingZilla music magic. With musical influences spanning the globe from rock to soul, jazz to samba, big band to orchestra, ZingZillas will get its young viewers jumping, swaying and trilling to music from the world over.
Zak, Tang, Panzee and Drum are music sensation ZingZillas. On their island paradise, this band of primate friends live to play fantastic music. With the help of their mentor, music guru DJ Loose, they create their unique ZingZilla sound just in time for their daily performance, The Big Zing.
As well as these regular island dwellers, the island is visited in every episode by a different musical guest. Ranging from opera singer Sarah Connolly and a full concert orchestra to the jazzy scatting of Dame Cleo Laine, and from dance numbers by Jugnu Bhangra to cool slap bass riffs by Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender - to mention but a few. The ZingZillas always discover their musical guests in a lush jungle glade which pulsates with music. They take inspiration from the guests and incorporate them and their sounds into The Big Zing.
The educational value of the show
ZingZillas helps your child to:
- Understand where music comes from and how it is made (using different instruments) - and to be inspired to make music themselves.
- Understand the concept of taking turns and caring for others.
- Think of ways to solve problems when collaborating with others.