African Drumming with Shumba Arts

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The children at Cockwood experienced a drumming masterclass this week from Allan Kerr at Shumba Arts!

Each class spent a session at the village hall, learning how to play the African ‘djembe’ drum through call and response activities and lots of playing! Allan talked to the children about the origin of the African drum, how they are made and how they are used in African culture. Every child had the opportunity to play this great instrument, and everyone made super progress within their sessions.

This workshop was kindly funded by The Helen Foundation They are a wonderful charity that facilitates super workshops like this in local Teignbridge schools, hoping to inspire creativity and give children the chance to experience something exciting and new. Thank you to The Helen Foundation for allowing this great day to happen at Cockwood.

Here are some photos of our fun day!

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