Practising jembe

We were able to practise jembe thanks to the music teacher's expertise.

A jembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. The pupils, with their partners first trained to practise different rhythms all at the same time in orderto learn them.

Later on, each group specialized in a particular rhythm and a specific way of playing to be able to perform a piece of music together.

The difficult part was to respect a specific rhythm without accelerating and to play at the right time.

Playing that instrument requires genuine physical effort and the generated vibrations passing through our body stirred up a great range of emotions.

For most of our students, discovering that instrument and the various emotions connected was a great and new experience.

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