Percussion

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Body Percussion Piece

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Bembe

Have fun with your class trying to play this traditional 6/8 Afro-Cuban rhythm which is called Bembé. It is the basis for most Afro-Cuban songs in 6/8 time. It's been orchestrated with Brazilian Samba percussion as some schools will have these instruments to hand. However, you can put them on any percussion instrument  

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A Conversation In Rhythm: Teachers can find lots of information to expose students to Afro-Cuban music.

Music examples.

Mambo

pdf score

Bossa Nova

Afro-Cuban Lesson Slides

1: Son

2. Cha-cha-chá

3. Rumba, Guaguanco and Mambo

4. Songo, Mozambique, Bembé

5. Latin Jazz