Sunday, 22 November 2009

The beat goes on....

This Saturday Newport school played host to a South East Gifted & Talented Partnership workshop on Indian Tabla Drumming.This form of drumming has evolved over many centuries and is unrivalled in its sophistication and intricacy.

Steve Morley, a Brighton based Tabla expert, taught a group of twleve year 5 &6 Newport pupils alongside some St Lukes pupils, who had travelled up from the New Forest area.

The children played a variety of special instruments includng the Udu, Buffalo drums and the Babootree, together with the Tabla drums. Under Steve and his assistant, Kate's expert instruction, the group learnt some complicated phrases that were modified to compose several ensemble pieces.The music room was transformed into a calm, rhythm - filled oasis.

All too soon, the workshop drew to a close, finishing with a performance to parents and friends. Well done to all those who took part.

1 comment:

Maira said...

we had great fun that day!