Today, the boys in years 3 and 4 were treated to wonderful African drumming workshops hosted by ‘Drumroots’. The year 3 music project this term has been based around African songs and rhythm building. The year 4 topic has been improvisation in a number of styles from Blues to World Music.
Miss Kayayan, Director of music said: “The visit from Drumroots today was timely, as the boys have been working on spontaneous music making this term and have had a great time developing performance skills and immediate responses”.
All of the boys involved today had an incredible experience with the opportunity to play their own 'Djembe' drum, which it is hoped will provide a lasting memory for years to come. Boys learned about Djembe drumming traditions from West Africa in addition to a number of novel improvisation techniques.
Miss Kayayan added: “It was wonderful to see the boys working together on such a large scale project and having so much fun at the same time!”
Further information about Drumroots can be found here: http://www.drumroots.org.uk