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Music of Africa

 

Our Year 8 students were performing the World Cup football song ‘Waving Flag’ which marked the culmination of their work learning about the Music of Africa. The students had covered ensemble drumming and composed their own group drum pieces where they explored features of African drumming music including polyrhythms, ostinato, call and echo/call and response and responding to signals from a master drummer. They then combined this with the Waving Flag song and practiced this ready for a final assessment performance.

Our Year 10 students have also been working on performance technique and ensemble playing and the group of girls had rehearsed the pieces ready for some class performances in order to understand the assessment criteria for how the GCSE performances are marked.

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