Rhythm Summer School is the highlight of kids’ calendar

Drumming performance at the Bridge Academy.

Drumming performance at the Bridge Academy. - Credit: Archant

Youngsters worked up a frenzy playing the African drums in a performance showcasing all they had learned in Bombo’s week-long Rhythm Summer School.

Drumming performance at the Bridge Academy.

Drumming performance at the Bridge Academy. - Credit: Archant

Run by Bombo Productions, youngsters had a go at Latin and African drumming, the traditional drum kit, steel pans, beat box and song, all combined with an art project which saw them designing an imaginary world in a cardboard box.

Drumming performance at the Bridge Academy.

Drumming performance at the Bridge Academy. - Credit: Archant

Parent Saskia Reeves said her children found the week “exciting, fun and inspirational”.

“What’s amazing is the all consuming involvement for the full five days, and the experience of new things - this year it was steel pans, one year it was trash drumming,” she said.

“It’s brilliant that they can learn with very talented musicians and get into those African and Cuban rhythms.”


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Another mum Lucy St Ville said the week is “one of the highlights” of her children’s year.

This is the ninth year the course, which is part-funded by Hackney Music Services, has been running and the first time it has taken place in the Bridge Academy in Laburnum Street, Haggerston.

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