Stan Ginn leading a session of "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!"


Hirsch Recreation Center


Jul 25, 2022


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! at Family Showtime

Uptown Cincinnati comes to life this summer with Uptown Arts Alive, free outdoor performances, six days a week designed to enliven our neighborhoods and bring people together through art! Happening in each of the 5 neighborhoods of Uptown, these 66 unique events will feature bands, musicians, actors, puppeteers, DJs, dancers, and performers of all types.

Family Showtime occurs each Monday (June 6 – Aug 15) from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Family-friendly theater and dance performances by local arts organizations at the Hirsch Recreation Center each week.

View full Family Showtime lineup


About the Artist: Stan Ginn

Watching someone play music can be a lot of fun, but it’s nothing compared to playing the music yourself. That’s why the main goal of any Chicka Chicka Boom Boom performance is to get the kids involved. Stan quickly gets any size group in the action through clapping and speaking in rhythm using his Fruit Salad Rhythmic System. Before they know it, they’re performing complex polyrhythmic patterns of quarter notes, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes. Then he brings at least thirty volunteers onstage to put those new rhythmic ideas together into compositions using form and dynamics with an arsenal of buckets, barrels, pipes, and bottles. It’s a lot of noise and even more fun.

Stan Ginn is a drummer/percussionist in Cincinnati. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Since then he has studied privately with teachers in New York City, San Francisco, and Havana, Cuba. He has performed and/or recorded with a wide variety of artists including Louie Bellson, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Pan Ramajay, Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band, Songo, Janet Pressley, Bailando Desnudo, Donna Summer, Monk, Phil Hawkins, the 4Track All-Stars, and many more. He can currently be seen with Phil Degreg’s Brasilia, Dave Hawkins and Celtic Core, Bossa do Retro, and his own groups Pancaribbean and Mambo Diablo.

This performance is made possible through support from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and by American Rescue Plan funds from the City of Cincinnati, administered through ArtsWave.


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