The day just keeps getting better and better. In the afternoon, the Musical IQ team guided us in a vibrant program of music and rhythm. The program opened with a drum performance. Then campers were given a special drums to play. Called a djembe, this drum comes from the West African country of Mali and is played in community settings. Our guide Ross told us that the group energy, not the instrument, is what makes the performance unique. We learned the two sounds the drum can make: the low sound from the center portion, called the bass and the higher sound from the side, called the tone. The interactive, hands-on approach to creating music and meaning helped us further cohere as a CSS group. The program was both energetic and inspiring.
Rachel L., Rachel B., Bracha D. and Sara made up their own beat and performed it for the rest of camp.