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School Music Workshops: African Music: London & SE England


We deliver an educational African Workshop where children accumulate knowledge through being actively involved, playing a piece on a range of authentic African instruments. This includes the usual African djembe drums and other drums, plus African xylophones, djun djun, shekere, caxixi and gankogui to name a few. Using instruments, the children will also be making a “soundscape” to accompany an African legend, and might well be trying out an authentic Kenyan rain dance, too!  We link with other areas of the National Curriculum and give insight into where Africa is, what it is like and the similarities and differences from where we live. 

Three one hour sessions are usually slotted into a day plus a presentation/assembly. We can cater for a maximum of 80 pupils in each session for the African Workshop.