Drumming, rhythm and chanting tap into the primordial parts of the brain and connect to everyday functions that we take for granted. From banging out rhythms to communicate over long distances, to the complex rhythms and cadences of speech.
Drum and Vocal Therapy can be hugely valuable for those who have difficulties in hearing, seeing, moving, thinking or responding. And at the same time, the smartest kid on the block can join in. Rhythm work crosses many boundaries.
In our African drumming sessions we combine the rhythms of the African drum with chanting, singing and speaking. Our musicians are always inventing games involving rhythm, actions and vocals.
This single instrument can possess qualities of sound and tone irresistible enough to reach out in a direct, uncomplicated manner. Music contributes to: reasoning ability, reading skills, feelings and response, personal fulfillment, language development, the promotion of communication, motor control and physical well-being, positive attitudes to learning, socializing and pleasurable experiences in a group. This also enhances and focuses on sensory needs.
People who experience severe obstacles in forming relationships with other children, adults and their environment can achieve security and joy in making music through African drumming and chanting.
Music is success-oriented – people of all ability levels can participate and best of all, it is great fun.
African Drumming Workshop
Star Sherret and Nathan Bergman