Samba and carnival sounds and instruments
Theme: South America. Getting a feel for the music and culture of South America, children are introduced to samba and the sights and sounds of the carnival. They start by familiarising themselves with traditional sounds and instruments, before learning about syncopated rhythms and then composing their own samba breaks in groups.
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If you want to have an option that is instrument-free then this topic is suitable for using body percussion only. Instead of each group having a different instrument, they would all have a different body percussion sound, for example clapping, stamping, clicking, beating chest, tapping cheeks with open mouths, or tapping their knees.