The cost of five large wood bead gourd shakers and 10 shekeres from Ghana from African Treasure is $888, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
Currently we have two groups learning different percussion rhythms from around the globe. This year they are focusing on Caribbean and West African rhythms. Both groups give students the opportunity to explore the wonderful rhythms of the studied areas and as an added plus increasing their opportunity for performances and thereby improving their self confidence. I teach Math and Science at a public middle school where approximately 80% of our students receive free lunch. We are considered an under-performing school and face the struggles that others school face with respect to shortages. The staff at the site tries to provide different opportunities to students to be exposed to the arts, integrating them into our curriculum. We know that students exposed to art helps motivate them in all other areas. What we need are instruments to complement what we have. We currently have 4 Boku drums, 2 congas, 2 Bombos and 4 sets of Claves. What we need are different sizes of Shekeres. We want to be able to broaden students musical knowledge. The two groups are made up of 44 students (26/18 respectively), mix of boys and girls. We would like to expand it to rotate into more classes. This is possible if we have more instruments. We have seen the interest in other students joining when we have informal lunch time drumming groups but have a shortage of instruments and are limited as to how many we can accommodate. Exposing students to the richness of the music celebrates the diversity of the music and of our school. This experience also brings to life the curriculum they are studying.
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|Large Wood Bead Gourd Shaker • African Treasures||$59.00||5||$295.00|
|Shekere from Ghana - Large • African Treasures||$29.00||10||$290.00|
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