Tuesday, March 22, 2011
2nd Grade Week 10 -- "Bam Chi Chi Bam"
For our final class the students learned a Jamaican song, "Bam Chi Chi Bam," them performed it on the Orff instruments as well as their gourd drums. It was fitting that we ended on a song that blends English lyrics with African influenced dialect, as a big part of our focus this year has been African music's contribution to music generally, particularly when it comes to the concept of beat and rhythm.
Of course the best part of the lesson was the end -- the kids get to take the drums they made home!