by Joyce Pellegrino
Djembe Inspiration of Lynn presented an exciting program of African drumming at the Kevin O’Grady School. Many students were encouraged to play the tall African drums and many staff drummed with students.
KOG students responded most favorably to the drums. Many students focused on the beat and were very calm during drumming. Many smiled while moving their bodies and hand participated in the drumming.
The students were given time to explore using a drum before being led in a drumming lesson. Each student got to try out his or her own personal rhythms. They were taught how to make different sounds on drums, as well.