Music is the global language which everybody can understand. Although every drum
has it’s own vocabulary - the specific sounds and tones, that can be played. So,
we are able to speak with our drum.
Since the beginning of mankind drums were used to talk to each other and to send
messages over distances. That means that the drum is the second-oldest instrument
in the world. The oldest is the human voice.
I will show you different drums and percussion instruments from Latin America, Africa
and the Near East. You will recognise some of them like the Djembe drum. But there
will be others like the Udu from Africa and the Berimbau from Brazil. First I will
show you how to play them, then you will try to produce the sounds by your own.
The rhythms of the drums are the basic acccompaniment for dancers. So I will show
you the „global“ rhythm, that you can find in nearly every culture in the world.
With this rhythm we will go on a trip to Africa and Greece. Together we will play
the „Djolè“ and the „Syrto“.
In Styria, Austria, you can ask for financial support at contomusicale.