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African Percussion – Vacation Care

Drum to the rhythm of Africa

Africa is one of the most culturally rich and diverse continents on Earth. Its Music is full of vibrancy, passion and energy which is used to celebrate,
communicate and reflect the countless customs, beliefs and societies that stretch over this vast land.

Highlights

  • How to produce the 3 main tones needed to play the rhythms
  • Establishing primary rhythms
  • Exploring cross rhythms
  • Techniques to improve improvisation

What's Included?

  • This incursion is brought to your centre for a workshop of musical creation
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

Facilitator Profile

Studies

  • B A (Music) – University of Western Sydney.
  • Extension Jazz Studies, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • West African Balafon (African Marimba) – Epina Bangoura (Guinea).
  • West African Djembe and Duns – Mohammad Bangoura and Sibo Bangoura (Guinea/ Australia), King Marong (The Gambia).
  • Turkish Darbuka – Hakan Kaya (Turkey).
  • Sabar (Senegalese Percussion) – Djibi M’Baye (Senegal), Pape M’Baye and Yakou M’Baye (Senegal/Australia).
  • Egyptian Tabla – Tarek Sawires (Egypt/Australia).
  • Balinese Gamelan – Puk Gundra (Bali), Gary Watson (Australia).
  • African and Latin Percussion – Tony Lewis (Australia).
  • Indian Tabla – Ashok Bagsu (India), Nawaraj Gurung (India/Australia), Keith Manning (Australia).
    Sundanese Kendung – Ron Reeves (Australia), Wahyu Roche (Java).
    Korean Percussion – Sung Jin Park (South Korea/Australia), Mr Nam (South Korea).
    Drum Kit – Graham Hilgendorf (Australia).

Teaching

  • World Percussion (African, Middle Eastern, Korean and Indonesian) at tertiary level at the Wesley Institute and the University of Western Sydney.
  • Trash Percussion Workshops at Primary and Secondary Schools in Sydney.
  • Private lessons on drum kit and world percussion instruments and percussion tutor in Sydney Primary Schools.
  • Percussion Workshops (Primary/Secondary Schools) with The Arts Unit, Pan Events, Drumbeats, Tari Gamelan, Sehsekhoi and Hyde ‘n’ Clay Percussion.

Achievements

  •  ‘Evolution Series’ World Percussion Sample Library (Worldwide Distribution).
  • Performing on Drums and Percussion at countless festivals and venues around Australia and overseas, including Main Stage NYE Woodford Folk Festival, Headlining Blues Stage Woodford Folk Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Narooma Blues and Rockabilly Festival, Gympie Muster, Multicultural events (including Lord Mayor’s NYE Concert) and school performances at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, High and Dry Festival, Newtown Festival, Surry Hills Festival, tours throughout NSW, Qld, Vic, SA and WA and performances in Indonesia, India, Turkey, The Gambia, Senegal and Guinea.
  • Drumming Workshops for Corporate Functions and Weddings as well as at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions (Australia).
  • Music Therapist using music/drumming therapy with disabled adults.

Outcomes

Early Stage One

  • Creates their own rhymes, games, songs and simple compositions MUES1.2
  • Listens to and responds to music MUES1.3
  • Communicates with peers and known adults in informal and guided activities demonstrating emerging skills of group interaction ENe-1A
  • Responds to and composes simple texts about familiar aspects of their world and their own experiences ENe-11D

Stage One

  •  Sings, plays and moves to a range of music demonstrating awareness of musical concepts MUS1.2
  • Responds to a range of music expressing likes and dislikes and the reasons for these choice MUS1.4
  • Communicates with a range of people in informal and guided activities demonstrating interaction skills and how own communication is adjusted in different situations EN1-1A
  • Responds to and composes a range of texts about familiar aspects of their world and their own experiences EN1-11D

Stage Two

  • Sings, plays and moves to a range of music demonstrating a basic knowledge of musical concepts MUS2.1
  • Improvises musical phrases, organises sounds and explains reasons for choices MUS2.2
  • Communicates in a range of informal and formal contexts by adopting a range of roles in group, classroom, school and community contexts EN2-1A
  • Responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own EN3-11D

Stage Three

  • Sings, plays and moves to a range of music, individually and in groups, demonstrating a knowledge of musical concepts MUS3.1
  • Improvises, experiments, selects, combines and orders sound using musical concepts MUS3.2
  • Communicates effectively with a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, issues and, language forms and features EN3- 1A
  • Identifies and considers how different viewpoints of their world, including aspects of culture, are represented in texts EN3-11D

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