26 Jan Whole Class Djembe Lessons: Y5
Year 5 are currently participating in a half term full of djembe (African drum) lessons. We will invite Y5 parents and carers to attend a performance at the end of term so they can enjoy the beautiful rhythmic sounds. The children are loving this experience!
The djembe is a rope-tuned, skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying “Anke djé, anke bé” which translates to “everyone gather together in peace” and defines the drum’s purpose. In the Bambara language, “djé” is the verb for “gather” and “bé” translates as “peace.”