Djembe

Year 5 pupils take part in an African drumming workshop

The Year 5 pupils took part in an African drumming workshop today, led by Ian Bamford. The drums are called djembes and are played using the hands using various basic techniques.

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If the drum is played in the centre with a flat hand this is called a ‘bass strike’ which makes a ‘deep bass’ sound. When the drum is played on the rim with the fingers the pitch becomes much higher.

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The pupils layered various rhythms to create an authentic performance.