We take a broad approach to world music at the Warwickshire Music Hub and with the help of a few of our specialist partners, aim to offer an increasing number of activities for young people to take part in and resources for teachers to use.
'World Music' is a strange term - in education it is often accepted to mean music from only a few specific areas of the world, where there are defined groups of instruments that can be studied in school e.g. African Djembe, South American Samba or Trinidadian Steel Pans. However, the term "world music" should mean any music that has any geographic or cultural specificity which will inevitably include European and English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish music.
We have a number of sets of instruments that can be loaned out to schools for short periods of time. These include African Djembe and Djun Djun (small medium and large size Djembe depending on the age of the class), full Samba Kit, Steel Pans, Mini Steels Pans (for KS1) and a mixture of Indian instruments (Harmonium, Tabla and Sitar).
Our World Music groups include:
Pannissimo and Pandemonium
Steel Pan ensembles - perform regularly around Warwickshire and performed at the Godiva Festival this year.
Samba and Djembe
Claire Honey delivers samba and djembe workshops across the county for all abilities and age groups. See more about Claire and other artisits on the Warwickshire Music +Arts page.
For more information on World Music contact us on 01926 742630, firstname.lastname@example.org.