Sounds of interactive drumming at Letcee

2017-11-22 06:02
No matter how young, the rhythm of the drum is there.

No matter how young, the rhythm of the drum is there.

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FOR thousands of years, drumming has been used as a form of communication in Africa - djembe drums signalled war, births, wedding, a king calling his men, and so on.

Letcee was fortunate to host a drumming workshop recently with a group of drummers from Durban, Shizaya Productions, who ran three interactive drumming workshops over the morning of October 28.

Fifty school children, Letcee Buddies, from Umvoti attended the exciting fun-filled day. Some travelled more than two hours to get to the workshops.

Interactive drumming helps stimulate youngsters’ co-ordination, musicality, co-operation, and listening skills. It also increased the Buddies’ creativity as they had to come up with new rhythms by themselves.

More importantly, they had an opportunity to express themselves and their emotions in a healthy way. After a snack and lunch, the Buddies returned home with happiness in their hearts.

The workshops were organised with the assistance of Mamas and Michael van Hoorne.

Not only did Letcee run these exciting workshops, they also bought six djembe drums so those at the workshops can teach other children in their communities.

The six Letcee drums will travel from one community to the next on a monthly basis.
We want to thank everyone for their support, and for giving these children a new experience.

You can watch the videos of the day on YouTube channel, LRlt7oPrx9A

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