About participation, experimenting, sharing enthusiasms, relationship-building, creative work with groups, and overcoming shyness or lack of confidence...this book and CD are definitely not just for musicians! Youth workers, teachers and community workers don't need to be able to play any musical instruments, and still engage with young people to: experience and share the 'buzz' of live music; encourage creative listening; support a range of imaginative activities; and open their own and young people's eyes and ears to the diversity of the world's music and culture.Skilled musicians can learn more about using African influences in their work. For all there are: ideas for a range of ways to engage young people with African music; and, practical activities including - active listening to African music; exploring rhythms and music making; workshop ice breakers and games; making musical instruments from found materials; DJ-ing, mixing and recording; using the Internet to find out more about the rich heritage of African music and musicians; and, using the CD which includes Denis Kigongo's drum workshop and music from Duncan Senyatso. This is an enriching resource that can help you help young people to make a difference: in their own lives, in their communities, in Africa.
Russell House Publishing Ltd
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