Ask a child at Lindow Primary School what a djembe, a kenkini, a sangban or a dun dun, they’ll reply without hesitation “they’re African drums!”
Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 have been experiencing the rhythms of Africa as part of their learning this term. In a workshop led by Sekou Kompo, an experienced musician originally from Guinea Conakry, West Africa but now based in Tarporley, the children experienced authentic African drumming learning the rhythms by playing the different types of drum.
The workshop is following this term’s theme of “Africa”, where children learn about life in a very different setting via lessons in reading, writing, geography, history, art and music.
At the end of the day the children gave an impromptu performance, led by Sekou, for the enjoyment of children, parents and teachers.
This is a member post by Richard Norris.