Monday, 23 January 2023

Year 6 African drumming

In Year 6, we have started the Djembe course.

The djembe is one of West Africa's best known instruments. The goblet-shaped drum is traditionaly carved from a single piece of African hardwood and topped with an animal skin as a drumhead. The djembe drum is most likely about 400-800 years old and was created during the Malian Empire by the Mande people.

Year 6 spent the first lesson practising three striking techniques and focusing on listening skills and rhythmic accuracy.