Ukubebe is 10 - Celebrate


All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, over 18

Jo and Cara sing live, all your favourites

Join in the fun and favourites at our live birthday concert Celebrating 1 year release of Ukubebe album, ‘Watermelon Jazz’

Saturday 1st October
Outdoors at Waverley Park Memorial Gardens,
Bondi Road, Bondi
2.30pm - 3.30pm

  • Tickets at Eventbrite and at the event on the day - at 2pm.
  • $20 per child, $15 a sibling
  • Ideal for children 1-6

Birthday badges are available to buy at the event entrance, to wear at the party and to your next ukubebe class. $5 each

Joanne Steel on the Benny and Friends Podcast

Benny Time podcast with Jo Steel Ukubebe

Associate Professor Marianne Knaus

Associate Professor Marianne Knaus
Associate Dean (Early Childhood)
Edith Cowan University, Perth WA

Watermelon Jazz; beneficial for kids!

Professor Knaus explains why Watermelon Jazz is so beneficial for children and families.
When children are exposed to music and musical play, from the earliest of ages, the impact is quite profound.
Watermelon Jazz is an ideal album for children and their families. Listening, singing and dancing together is easy and enjoyable, as the music as great appeal for both children and adults. When parents enjoy music, they impart a life-long love of music to their children. Sharing this music builds...

Sharing this music builds intimacy and strengthens the parent-child bond.The character, joy and energy of each track highlights a new ‘take’ on children’s music, inviting a shared musical experience that is far more than just the notes.

The essential elements of jazz, including improvisation and syncopation, capture children’s interest and inspire imaginative thinking. The music is beautifully arranged, to bring young listeners the authentic and vibrant sounds of real instruments playing jazz. There is a complexity that is not however, overwhelming. Rather this multi-layered listening experience offers great exposure to a variety of instruments and sounds. This is a tool for communication and expanding vocabulary.
The lyrics model positive concepts and include language that is respectful and collaborative: honouring children as capable learners.

I believe that Joanne Steel has, with Watermelon Jazz, fulfilled her desire to create music for children of the highest standard possible: an album that will stand out as a new benchmark of quality music for children.'


Fun with ribbons Playgroups

Weekly music and movement classes

Designed for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Young children love to sing, dance and enjoy musical play.
Classes held at Randwick and NSW South Coast.

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Fun with ribbons Child Care

Ukubebe at your child care centre

The program is varied and designed to support and inspire staff, with lots of easy ideas to make music a happy learning experience.

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Fun with ribbons Events

Kids Groove and Move to Music

$15 for the whole family.
A Ukubebe music session for children to dance and sing, 45 Minutes of music fun and play. Date TBA

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Ukubebe Love to Play & Watermelon Jazz CD Album

Ukubebe albums 'Watermelon Jazz' & 'I Love to Play' are available now on iTunes, and here at the Ukubebe 'shop' page. CD's are also available at Ukubebe classes in Randwick.


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