Djembe Fun

Having waited patiently for a couple of weeks, the remaining Year Two children finally got to take their turn at African drumming on Wednesday. Mrs W got to join in too and was keen to hone the skills she had failed to display on stage at Crash into Christmas back in December!
Mr Matthews put us through our paces and taught us that us left hand would be used for the middle of the drum whilst the right would be on the edge. We managed to copy some simple rhythms and surprised ourselves by copying some more complicated ones too. We even had a go at making up our own rhythms and performed our solos really well. Huge thanks to Mr Matthews for giving us the opportunity to have a go. We loved it and a few of us were keen to ask our parents if we can take up percussion lessons. Incidentally, Mrs W’s skills were much improved – one child was heard to say, ‘You were much better than you were on stage, Mrs W. You seemed less nervous too!’.

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