Junior Jam gives children the chance to develop musical skills in a fun, friendly and accessible way. Sessions last 50 minutes and take place once a month at Band on the Wall, with musical games and activities, including time to experiment, play with instruments and socialise.
Junior Jam is led by Kabantu (previously Project Jam Sandwich), a world-folk-fusion quintet of award-winning musicians known for concocting captivating, exhilarating improvisations, infectious rhythms and beautiful melodies from around the globe.
Make your own percussion instruments out of household recyclable material*. Musicians Delia and Ben will teach you how to find interesting sounds on your instrument and how to combine these in an ensemble. Looking at the structure of how samba music is put together, we’ll learn samba ‘calls’ and how to respond to rhythms in a group.
*Participants should bring one or two small items they could use as a basis for an instrument, such as a juice carton, empty jar or milk bottle.
Sat 6 May — ‘Junk Percussion’ and Samba
Sat 17 Jun – At the Movies
Sat 8 Jul – Rock ‘n’ Roll Ukuleles!
Time: 10-10.50am or 11-11.50am
Venue: Band on the Wall (main venue)
Cost: £7 per child per session (plus booking fee). If you would like to talk to us about how we could offer additional support to enable your child to attend Junior Jam, please contact Kate Lowes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Age Group: Four to eight year olds (parents are welcome to stay and join in)