African Drumming/ The First Visit From Our Artist-in-Residence

Last week we had our first visit from Jeremy Cohen, our African Drumming artist-in-residence!  All students in grades 3, 4, and 5 participated in a drumming workshop focused on the music of the Ewe tribe in Ghana. On Tuesday, students began learning the drum language of the lead drum, called the Boba.  On Wednesday, they learned bell, shaker, and one of the accompanying drum patterns. Students played in large groups, trios, duets, and some even played solos as part of the workshop.  We will continue to practice these parts until our next visit from Mr. Cohen in March.  Here are some of the many pictures I took that day.  I think its easy to see that a good time was had by all, and we are looking forward to March! Check back for video soon!

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