THE BANGDRUM EXPERIENCE
Our flagship workshop in which pupils explore the themes of ‘race’, religion, equality and origins of the human race
Pupils trace the roots of their musical and dance heritage by exploring how African art forms influenced Brazilian culture and went on to shape our own musical landscape. On the way they explore the themes of race, religion, equality and human evolution. To take part in the Bangdrum Experience is to visit the places where history, geography, religious education and citizenship meet.
How does it work?
In an action-packed day, our expert story-tellers engage pupils with music, dance, song and games. They follow the migration of art forms from Egypt to Africa, across the ocean with the Atlantic Slave Trade to Brazil and Cuba before settling in the modern New World to create what we recognise as our artistic heritage.
Participants learn about Capoeira – the ancient dance-like martial art of the African slaves, the music and dance styles of Egypt, West Africa, Brazil and North America. By the end of the day pupils confidently perform what they’ve learned to the rest of the school, parents and the community.
The Bangdrum Experience at a glance
Number of participants:
A full day
Experience of practising the music, dance, drama and visual learning skills required at KS2,3&4
Key Stages 2, 3 and 4
The Slave Trade, race, equality, religion, origins of human race, Black History Month, bespoke themes can be adopted.
African Drumming, Samba Drumming, Capoeira, Belly Dancing, Drum Circle, Street Dance, Rap, African Dance, Djembe Drumming & Singing.