Our artist in residence, Mark, joins us for an amazing weekly drumming experience.
“Drumming allows me to express myself, I love feeling the beat run through my hands” -Elijah Year 3
Samba music has no set structure and follows a series of signals from the lead repinique player. The signals are played on a whistle called the apito. All the players learn their parts aurally and will often use words to help them memorise the rhythms. These rhythms are layered on top of each other to create a polyrhythmic texture.
The children learn all parts of samba music and have an opportunity to be the lead repinique player. This builds their confidence and great team spirt.