Students move to Caribbean sound
STUDENTS felt the rhythm as they hit the steel drums at a North Bundaberg High School workshop this week.
Caribbean Arts Company ran the workshop to give students a taste of different cultural arts.
The instrumental drums, made from 44 gallon drums, were invented in Trinidad after World War II.
Alvin Rostant, from Trinidad; Paul Santiago, from India; and Jorge Morales, from Puerto Rico, taught students to play the instruments.
Music teacher Adam Wilson said it was a wonderful experience for the youngsters.
“These are really unique instruments,” he said.
“It's great the students have the opportunity to play and learn them.
“For many of these students it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
More than 100 students participated in the day.
Mr Wilson said the school tried to introduce many different instruments and skills to students.
“Even the teachers were very entertaining,” he said.
“The students loved it.”
Students also got a taste of conga and bongo drums, cow bells, claves and many other instruments.
To listen to similar music people can download the free 'That's Love' song at www.alvin.net.au/promotions.