Etal Class learn Djembe Drums

26th October 2018

We were very lucky to be able to learn about the djembe African drum which is normally made from wood and goats skin. The ‘be’ in djembe means goat in Africa. We also learnt how to say hello and how to greet a teacher using the African language.

We learnt how to play two rhythms and played them together. We performed both rhythms in front of an audience of parents and some classes. Music tutor, Steve Ballantyne,  taught us how to use base by hitting the middle of the drum and if we can sing a rhythm we can play a rhythm. We had lots of fun and thoroughly enjoyed the workshop.

Miss Cowell