Djole! Intro to African Drumming

African Dance






Project Description

This pre-recorded resource introduces students to West African Drumming through exciting, guided demonstration! Join SCGSAH Instructor Ben Weston as he teaches the West African rhythm Djole, teaching students about the entire African Drum family and how they are used in West African culture. 

Suitable for all ages.

Artistic Process

Perform, Connect

What's included

-Full Instructional Video
-Vocabulary Guide
-Rhythm Sheet

Guiding Question

How can we combine different sounds on an African drum to create a rhythm?

Standards Addressed

GM.P.NM.4 I can imitate short rhythmic patterns.

GM.C.NM.8 I can identify and perform musical selections from a culture other than mine and a historical time period.

This resource also aligns with the following from the Profile of the SC Graduate:

World Class Knowledge: Creativity and Innovation  
Life and Career Characteristics: Global Perspective

About the Project Creators

To learn more about Ben Weston, click here.

Interested In This Resource? 

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