THE music of the Bahamas has been brought to life for children of three North Devon junior schools thanks to Barnstaple restaurateur Zena Burland. Zena had organised for her musical friends to fly over from the Bahamas for a three-night Bahamian experien

THE music of the Bahamas has been brought to life for children of three North Devon junior schools thanks to Barnstaple restaurateur Zena Burland. Zena had organised for her musical friends to fly over from the Bahamas for a three-night Bahamian experience at her restaurant in Market Street, as part of the North Devon Festival. And besides putting on sell out shows, the musicians were able to find time in their hectic schedule to visit Umberleigh and South Molton Junior Schools, and Pathfields School in Barnstaple."The children loved the music and the atmosphere," said Zena."It filled us all with happiness to see the look on their faces. They loved the sound of the drums and the natural exuberance of the music and it was great to see them participating and asking questions about the Bahamas. "It was a pretty hectic schedule for the guys who came over, but they enjoyed it as much as the children."Zena has more musical events lined up for the rest of the North Devon Festival this month. On Saturday, the Unusual Suspects and JS Sextet are performing, while on June 28, gypsy guitarists, Angello Debarre Quartet, take to the Market Street stage. Admission to both events is free.