Let's relive the excitement and vibrancy of the 2016 Brazilian Olympics! Our Samba Drumming workshops will introduce your pupils to the sounds and rhythms of traditional Samba drums and percussion.
Explore sound, rhythm and culture, from Ghana to Zimbabwe.
During our African drumming workshops pupils will investigate various sounds and rhythms from around the African continent. Pupils will learn the history of the Djembe drum and about the importance of drumming in African culture, whilst learning how to play a selection of African drums and percussion instruments such as Large and Medium Djembes, Shakeres and Ghana Bells.
Songs are often used alongside African drumming; our unique sessions will incorporate learning traditional songs from the Akon people of Ghana and Shona people of Zimbabwe. This will give everyone the opportunity to join in and create a unified sound that will resonate in the true spirit of Africa!
Even with little or no musical background, all pupils very quickly start to feel empowered with a new skill and a new focus on team work. We encourage schools to invite fellow peers and parents to the live performances!
Full Day – 4 x 1 hour workshops in one day. We can work with a class size of 30 in each 1 hour workshop. There can be live performances to an audience before lunch and at the end of the school day.
"Our Drumming day was just the BEST!!! I had a feeling that it would be good! The pupil sessions were great - the enthusiasm of the Facilitator just encouraged all children to get involved. The staff session was OUTSTANDING - such good fun - we didn't want to stop. So I want to look at another date in the summer term - to involve a performance to our parents at the end of the day. You should feel very proud of the activities you take into schools. Thank you! "
Primary School on Nottinghamshire