Big Beat Drum Workshops
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
Samba is one of the most accessible musical art forms available to all ages and is fun and easy to understand, a great gateway to music for beginners.
Using a variety of Afro-Brazilian instruments a session can consist of short demonstration of the following: Surdo (large bass drum), Caixa (snare), Tamborim (small tambourine), Ago-go bell (double headed cowbell) and various other Samba instruments used in the Rio Carnival. A brief talk about the history and culture of the Rio carnival also accompanies the demonstration.
Is an amazing journey with inanimate objects constructing new boundaries in music making.
Drainpipes: with u-bends make for an interesting resonance played with foam bats
Car Wheels: a wheely good metal sound thrashed out on old car wheels, minus the rubber!
Metal bins: the funky bin, with broom handles and energy, it’s not a rubbish sound but a clatter of metal providing the driving hum for the whole group.
The workshops can run with 2-5 classes and approximately 30 children in each.
We can offer assemblies to the whole school and performances by the children to pupils or parents.
3-5 day extravaganza using any or all elements of drumming, dance and costume making.