WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

“Originally a way of introducing new and different kinds of music, it has now become a way of encouraging exciting musical activities and keeping music live in schools!”

EMS has been organising the ‘World Music Festival’ (WMF) for the last 20 years and it has always been a great success among schools. Originally a way of introducing new and different kinds of music, it has now become a way of encouraging exciting musical activities and keeping music live in schools!

The WMF runs over 3 weeks in the Spring Term (generally 2 weeks before and 1 week after the Easter holidays).
*EMS Member Schools are able to book a workshop for FREE as part of their EMS membership options!

AVAILABLE WORKSHOPS

AFRICAN DJEMBE

African Djembe workshops give all participants a chance to get hands-on making music.

According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying “Anke djé, anke bé” which translates to “everyone gather together in peace” and defines the drum’s purpose.

Learn how to play multiple tones on a Djembe drum, work as a group to create unique polyrhythms and experience the true sound of Africa.

From Louder Than Life World Music Workshops for Schools & Academies.

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BRAZILIAN SAMBA

Samba drumming workshops – Take your class to explore the soul of Brazil and experience the Rio Carnival in your school with our Samba Workshops!

There is nothing as powerful as the beat of a Surdo! You’ll find it impossible to stop your feet tapping to the Brazilian rhythms. Feel the beat and get your groove on using our own brand of LTL Drums, which are custom designed specifically for use in education and workshops.

Fill your establishment with Loud, Lively and Energetic South American Music. Samba is an excellent introduction to world music.

From Louder Than Life World Music Workshops for Schools & Academies.

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CARRIBEAN STEELPAN

Steelpans are a chromatically pitched percussion instrument.

Played like drums using sticks, Steelpans produce ringing, bell-like tones, to bring a carnival feel to your workshop.  Give familiar songs a different sound and experience music in a new way.

The unique Louder Than Life colour system enables all participants, regardless of age or ability, to fully take part and enjoy the Steelpans workshop.

From Louder Than Life World Music Workshops for Schools & Academies.

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JAPANESE TAIKO

Japanese Taiko Drum Workshops are fun and energetic, using huge powerful drums.

Taiko drumming can be traced back to the 6th century.  The size of these enormous drums and their distinctive low-end boom makes them a fun instrument to play.

After warm-ups and stretches, participants will learn a series of authentic patterns along with useful Japanese words to allow them to embrace the Japanese Culture and the power of Taiko drums.

From Louder Than Life World Music Workshops for Schools & Academies.

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BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP

Ealing schools are invited to complete the form below to book a World Music Festival workshop.

Please note that priority will be given to EMS Member schools and sessions will be allocated on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.

All bookings are provisional until confirmed in writing by EMS.

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