A cymbal of Africa

In Rhythm: Matlock Bath Holy Trinity Primary School pupils Sangita Kami, Abigail Wood, Max Kirkwood and Matthew Towle learn to play the African djembe drum at The Music Partnership Wider Opportunities workshop.
In Rhythm: Matlock Bath Holy Trinity Primary School pupils Sangita Kami, Abigail Wood, Max Kirkwood and Matthew Towle learn to play the African djembe drum at The Music Partnership Wider Opportunities workshop.

the sounds of Africa have been pounding through a school thanks to programme of music of a different kind.

While many schools often teach traditional brass or woodwind instruments, pupils at Matlock Bath’s Holy Trinity have been learning how to play the djembe drum.

Beating out the rhythms of West Africa - where the drum is said to originate- the sessions are part of a Music Partnership Wider Opportunities workshop.

There have been 15 sessions in total with a performance planned for Monday night for parents.

There has been 35 pupils involved alleged from seven to eleven.

Leisha Martin, who has been taking the sessions, said: “It’s been terrific fun and they have learned an awful lot in a short time.

“They have all been very passionate and enthusiastic about the project.”