South and West Africa

Children learn ‘Shosholoza’, a traditional South African song, play the accompanying chords using tuned percussion and learn to play the djembe. They will also learn a traditional West African drum and add some dance moves ready to perform the song in its entirety

Lessons

Lesson 1: ‘Shosholoza’ a cappella

To sing a traditional African song unaccompanied

Lesson 2: Playing ‘Shosholoza’

To use tuned percussion to play a chord progression

Lesson 3: The ‘Shosholoza’ show

To use vocals or tuned percussion to perform a piece of music as an ensemble

Lesson 4: Drumming away to Africa

To play call and response rhythms using percussion instruments

Lesson 5: Eight-beat breaks

To create an eight beat break to play within a performance

Key skills

  • Recognising and confidently discussing

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Key vocabulary

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Unit resources

Assessment – Year 5: South and West Africa

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