This is a cross-post from the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center. In this series, Discovery AfterSchool Instructors share stories from their classes. For more information on our AfterSchool Program, please visit their website. Spring registration is open! Remember that Wesleyan faculty and staff get 50% off the attendance fee!
By: Peter Van Siclen
In the Green Street African Drumming class we worked on a variety of songs including: Gahu – a social song from Ghana, Fanga – a welcome song from Liberia, and KuKu – a fishing song from Guinea. We played a variety of drums, bells and rattles and played challenging polyrhythms. We learned to create a variety of sounds with a djembe drum, and had a fantastic time performing our music at the Winter Solstice student showcase event.
This spring African Drumming class will be on Mondays for Grades 3-5 with Mr. Peter.