African drumming workshop




On Friday 15th January, we were incredibly lucky to have Mr Jones run an African drumming workshop for us! We learnt how to play a variety of traditional African rhythms on djembe drums, shakers and metal agogos.

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We said the phrases, ‘Walk the donkey’ and ‘Have you got a dog?’ to help us remember how to play the complicated rhythm patterns.

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We also learned how to follow a conductor so that we could play dynamics (loud and soft) – some of us had a go at being a conductor!


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It was a very inspirational sessions and gave us ideas for composing our own drumming rhythms when back in class.

We also performed what we had learned for our parents when they came to see our ‘African music’ assembly performance:

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