Yesterday Cyro from Bish Bash Bosh drumming visited us to teach us all about Samba drumming. The children had an amazing time learning new beats and rhythms and we even had a performance from Years 4, 5 and 6 at the end of the day.
PARSONS GREEN PREP SCHOOL
The sounds of the Brazilian carnival echoed around Sibford School in Oxfordshire recently when pupils in Years 5 & 6 demonstrated their newly-found skills as Sambistas.
Cyro Zuzi, of London-based Bish Bash Bosh, conducted two workshops demonstrating the art of samba reggae, a style of samba from the north-east of Brazil.
The youngsters then put their new art to the test by performing a short concert.
Rachel Bee, Junior School Music Teacher, said: “Not only were the workshops great fun but they were also excellent for co-ordination, watching and listening skills and encouraging team work … each individual instrument plays a simple rhythm but their combined sound was terrific.”
"We all really enjoyed the workshops, which were a great introduction to Samba music. Robin was adaptable, energetic and dynamic and kept the children engaged and focused. Every child in the school got a taste of playing samba and it was great to use genuine instruments."
Caroline Haines, Music Co-ordinator, Hadley Wood School
"It was loud and lots of fun! I loved playing samba hip hop!"
Rachel, Year 4, Hadley Wood School
"It was fun because we learnt to make some great rhythms together as a team."
Deen, Year 5, Muswell Hill Primary School
"I loved it - it was really fun. Please come back soon, Mr Bosh."
Alicia, Year 1, Good Shepherd School
"HazeSamba (BishBashBosh after-school samba group) has had a really positive impact throughout the school. The children who belong to the group are committed, enthusiastic and work as a team. Their confidence has grown and their musical skills have markedly improved. The children lower down the school talk enthusiastically about wanting to join when they are in Year 5."
Cathy Halpern, Music Leader, Hazelwood School
"We liked it a lot. My favourite thing was when we played samba reggae. We really hope we can get more involved in things like this."
Rachel, Year 4, Honilands School