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World Music Listening

October - Trinidad and Tobago

Instrument: Steel Pan

Trinidad and Tobago are islands in the Carribbean. They made their drums from oil barrels!


September - Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)

Instrument: Agogo

Every year in Rio they hold a big festival called "Carnaval" where everyone parties for an entire week! There are parades and floats and competitions and food. Videos from below show how to play the agogo and clips from the "bateria" portion of Carnaval.

August - West Africa

Instrument: Djembe

In West Africa, drumming, dancing, and singing are all part of the same art form. You can't have one without the other!