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ZingZillas – introduction


This landmark new music show is set on a tropical island where everyone joins in to create ZingZilla music magic.

With 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.

Gorilla and lead singer, Zak, provides vocals while musical genius and lead guitarist, Tang the orang-utan, creates the most wonderful compositions. The band is styled by chimpanzee bass guitarist and keyboard player, Panzee; and monkey percussionist, Drum, always lays down a great beat.

As well as these regular island dwellers, the island is visited in every episode by a different musical guest. Ranging from a full concert orchestra to a lone saxophonist or a bottle neck guitarist, this series embraces and celebrates musical genres from around the world. 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.

With its exemplary blend of high production values, core music education principles and lively, inspirational content, ZingZillas is just one of the programmes that demonstrates the BBC's commitment to making outstanding children's content.

CBeebies is dedicated to delighting and surprising its young audience and it remains the UK's most watched and loved channel for the under sixes, with almost half of the target audience tuning in each week (parents and carers with children aged 0-3 and 4-6 year olds in digital homes).

The CBeebies website attracts more than 800,000 unique users a week, peaking at over one million unique users in February last year, and last May saw the launch of the specially designed, child-friendly CBeebies iPlayer.


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