Mellow Baku and The Spark Arts for Children present in partnership with Attenborough Arts Centre and Warwick Arts Centre

Mmm Ahh Whoosh

Mellow Baku

A brand-new gig for 0–5-year olds which will immerse you in a swirling world of colour and take you on a musical journey through afro-centric soulful folk, jazz and scat.

Inspired by our first breaths, hums and gurgles, combining music, animation and dance to celebrate the wondrous world of the language of children.

Mellow Baku has performed across the UK and around the world for over a decade. She is a unique and charismatic live performer. Her cultural heritage influences the fusing of soul, folk and jazz improvisation.

Join Mellow and discover the sounds of the song from Mmm to Ahh to Whoosh!

Age suitability: 0 - 5 years
Running time: 40 minutes


Creative Team

Creator, vocals - Mellow Baku
Movement, dance - Helder Delgado Heilongjiang
Keys - Rachael Johnson
Double bass - Fino Lopes
Drums & percussion - Sophie Fishwick

Movement Director - Ana Paz
Dramaturg - Adel Al-Salloum
Animated Visuals - Leonie DuBarry-Gurr
Filmmaker - Kieran Vyas

Production team:
Producer - Tom Newton / The Spark Arts for Children
Stage & Tour Manager - Katie Bosomworth
Stage Tech - Alex Smith
Access support - Rusanda Radulovic & Jenny Peevers

Mmm Ahh Whoosh UK tour Feb, March and April 2022

Wednesday 9 February - Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester - Spark Festival

Thursday 10 February - Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester - Spark festival

Saturday 12 February - Imagine Festival - Southbank Centre, London

Sunday 13 February - Imagine Festival Southbank Centre, London

Sunday 6 March - Opera North, Leeds

Sunday 13 March - Watermans Arts Centre

Saturday 9 April – Z-Arts, Manchester

Saturday 28 May - Gulbenkian, Canterbury - get tickets here

Wednesday 1 June - Warwick Arts Centre - get tickets here

Production photos by Pamela Raith