MARCH - NONE
We focused on preparing for our performances!
FEBRUARY - JAPAN
Taiko drumming is not only a type of drum but a style of playing. Taiko drumming is loud, hard, and fast, and uses choreographed movements in its performance. Many of the movements are similar to those of martial arts. There are many different sizes of taiko drums, from small drums the size of a dinner plate to big drums as large as a car!
JANUARY - AUSTRALIA
DECEMBER - INDIA
The tabla is actually two drums played together. The drums are made from metal or wood and have a metal paste made from rice and iron in the center of the drum head. The player uses both their hands and fingers to create complex rhythms while playing the tabla drums.
NOVEMBER - CHINA
Instrument: Steel Pan
Trinidad and Tobago are islands in the Carribbean. They made their drums from oil barrels!
SEPTEMBER - BRAZIL (RIO DE JANEIRO)
Every year in Rio they hold a big festival called "Carnaval" where everyone parties for an entire week! There are parades and floats and competitions and food. Videos from below show how to play the agogo and clips from the "bateria" portion of Carnaval.
AUGUST - WEST AFRICA