African Drumming

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in News | No Comments

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Year 8 students at had a great welcome back after the half-term break with a lively and very hands on African Drumming workshop. Allan Kerr, a local Musician, taught a half hour workshop with each year 8 tutor group. They covered some traditional African songs and learned about the Djembe drums and how to create polyrhythms as a whole class ensemble.

Allan also delivered an hour workshop with our future GCSE year 9 students and the year 10 GCSE students looking at the cultural and social aspect of Djembe drumming in Africa.

Head of Music, Mrs Emily Venner, said, ‘It was a fantastic day and I know all the students really enjoyed themselves.’