Monday, 23 June 2014

Hei Konei Ra (Jagger)

Please learn this song!  It is a farewell song Te Roopu Whanau composed 2 years ago to say goodbye to our Year 6s.  It's sending a message that we will be lonely without them but we send them off with strength, pride, laughter and dancing!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

African Drumming Workshop Followed by Performance

You may remember Jennifer Moss, our previous music teacher?  Well, Jen has been working hard on a number of musical ventures since leaving us... one of them spreading the word about 'African Drumming'.  I am a passionate musician and aspiring drummer so I jumped at the chance to work with Jen and Robert Fugah (an African Drumming Specialist from Ghana). 

As the video says, we learnt 4 rhythms in less than an hour and then performed it to the rest of the senior school.  The drummers were amazing!  What great performers they were! 

I eventually nailed my part (not in this recording) though, it was running through my head for days afterwards...

What was your favourite part of the performance / workshop?