Kadesh and Dino

MTC Kids Jam – Kadesh Flow & Dinosaur O’Dell

January 6, 2024 | Polsky Theatre

Past Event

The MTC Kids Jam concert series is specially designed with families in mind! Join us in the MTC lobby at 10 a.m. for art activities led by StoneLion Puppet Theatre, followed by a 60-minute concert with an acclaimed children’s musician.

This music and storytelling show focuses on the cultural diversity of planet Earth. Using geography as a guide, Kadesh and Dino travel the world, experiencing food (eating snails in France), language (does anybody speak Japanese?), games (the cheese-wheel races of New Zealand) and other interesting cultural phenomena.

When Kadesh and Dino have problems with each other, they must listen, learn and communicate to solve their own personal misunderstandings. Besides combining geography and culture, the show models social-emotional learning strategies and ties it all together with music and stories.

Dinosaur O’Dell

Whether counting monsters, fixing spaceships or swimming in peanut butter, Dino has engaged children with music and stories for more than 20 years. He has performed over 3,000 shows for schools, libraries, art galleries, festivals, parks and education conferences. He leads drumming and songwriting workshops and is a former elementary and preschool music teacher. He won the 2014 Lighton Prize for Teaching Artist Excellence and is a sought-after workshop facilitator and keynote speaker.

Dino has collaborated for over a decade with arts-education organizations like Kansas City Young Audiences and St. Louis’ Springboard to Learning. He has been a featured guest artist with Arts for Learning Virginia and Wichita Young Audiences. He is a frequent workshop collaborator and performer at the Evergreen School in Seattle and has worked for years with the Brooklyn Public Library in New York City, where he created an author presentation for early readers.

Dino has released three award-winning CDs and a children’s book: “Zar and the Broken Spaceship.” His mission is to create engaging, educational content through music and stories.

Kadesh Flow

"A propulsive emcee, a bold songwriter, a skilled trombonist, an auspicious producer and an enterprising artist." - 90.9 The Bridge

Kadesh Flow is a rapper with an MBA, a trombone Super Saiyan, and a Billboard Chart recording/ performing artist. He has played trombone on tracks with hip-hop stars like Jidenna, underground stalwarts like Strange Music's Ubiquitous and JL and has opened as direct support for superstars like Janelle Monae and hip-hop legends such as Rakim and Tech N9ne.