Listening, and applying knowledge and understanding
4b Identify how a combination of elements are used in a variety of musical styles to communicate musical effects
KEY STAGE 2 frican
A basic exploration of the music of Africa, with the accent very much on participation and active involvement. The group will experience the energy and vibrancy of live performance of traditional music from Ghana, and be given the opportunity of comparison with performance of music from their own culture. The main part of the session will be taken up with the composition and rehearsal of the group’s own piece of "African" music, using authentic techniques and principles encountered during the workshop. This could be extended to other art forms such as drama, dance, etc.
The class will be encouraged to perform their compositions (in African costume if possible) at the end of the session.