African Drumming Performance at LRPS

Today the grade 5/6s were involved in a fantastic African drumming performance. Below is a video and images of the performance.

Describe what you thought about the African drumming performance.
What did you like? Why?
Explain if you learnt anything.

16 thoughts on “African Drumming Performance at LRPS

  1. The druming performence was fablous I hope those people that miss out learnt their lesson to give back the notes or choose to go to any performence. My hands hurt druing and after the perform. Mr Andrew did you tape when the guy sany the song about Tinsha.

  2. I found it really fantastic to learn how to do some beats to the drums. My arms got really tired and sore though but he was a great teacher, teaching us how to play African drums. He preformed really well when he was playing it. I also really loved the dancing because I sort of didn’t know how to quite do African dancing and I was interested.

  3. I remember I went to African Drumming session with my friend in the library but this time you guys had it in the hall. Unfortunatelly, I didn’t go but I sooooo regret that. I really would have enjoyed at performance if I went, I really am interested in the drumming because I loved music and I like to find out types of it and traditional music types. I am not that angry that I didn’t gothatI a hysteric but it sure would have been a good experience for me if I went to the African Drumming in the Hall!

  4. I found it funning and amazing to play the drums and dance around when I was playing the drums my arms were starting to hurt because we went fast slow and now I now what the beds would be like because he told us that you had to lay straight or you would kick someone.

  5. I thought that the African Drumming Performance was amazing because he taught us how to play a drum and how he dances in Africa, we got to ask him questions about his life. He made sounds when he played the drum an made songs up out of peoples names. My hands were hurting for hitting the drum really hard and loud. We had to copy what he was doing with the drum.

  6. The photos look like the students had a amazing time. I saw some other photos on ms Cooks blog.

  7. Describe what you thought about the African drumming performance.
    I thought the african drumming performance was great and my favourite part was the fact that we got to use bongos for the drum.

    What did you like? Why?
    I liked using the bongos because you smack the top and it makes sound and I liked playing them.

    Explain if you learnt anything.
    I leant that in Gharna in Africa they didn’t learn music how we do at school they repeat after the teacher and if you get it incorrect they do it again but if they get it correct they continue to the next thing.

  8. Unfortunately I didn’t get to go, but looking at the video I can tell I missed out on a lot of fun. I am wondering how long did get the drummers get trained? I hope everyone had lots of fun.

  9. I thought that the African drumming performance was very fun to learn drumming skills from the African drumming guy. I like how he was telling us what they had to do in Africa, and I thought it was really cool to experience the great dance moves he taught us.

    I liked doing the dancing because it made me feel motivated and I always wanted to know what African dancing was like. It was very challenging to keep up with him, but it was still really great to experience african dancing and drumming.

    I learnt a lot of things from the african drumming and dancing. I learned some basic patterns to do with the drums, and it was fun keeping up with the fast patterns. I also learned some moves from the dancing. It was very fun but challenging to keep up with him, but atleast I learned some of the basic moves.

  10. I thought the African drumming was awesome but it hurt my hands when we played the drums because we had to go fast.
    What did you like? Why?
    I like that we got to play the drums and dance the African dance.

  11. African drumming was really amazing and funny and the man was really fantastic and he is really great at playing the drums, he also taught us how to play drums because we I don’t know how to play drums. But he taught us different dances and his performance was really amazing for last year and this year. And I don’t like when he was telling us to drum really hard and it made my hands really hard.

  12. I didn’t get to see him on this one but I saw him last year and he is really active and he dances a lot. He was really fantastic and he is really great at playing the drums, he also taught me how to play drums because I didn’t know how to play drums. He taught us different dances and his performance was really amazing for last year. He was telling us to drum really hard and it made my hands really hard.

  13. I thought the performance was great and cool how he taught us how to use the bongo.

    My favourite part was when he started singing abut tan-shang .

    I learnt that in Africa you cant just dance you have to get taught and copy the exact thing the teacher was doing and you did a thing wrong you would have to do it again and keep doing it until you got it right.

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