Rhythm is fundamental to all human beings with their own individual pulse. Listening and responding to that individual pulse is an essential skill when working with young people of mixed abilities. Group work brings together a common pulse which encourages the individual to feel part of a whole.
Sounds Out Loud is a project that meets the core of each student through sensitive musical interaction. Through the use of musical elements such as tempi and dynamics, the leader meets the young participant, incorporating it into a whole sound. Rhythmic work has been found to motivate the person beyond what is possible on a day-to-day basis. It urges the young student to participate, enjoy and sound out.
Music therapist Rosetta Debattista leads this three-year project working alongside local percussionists with children and young people of different abilities.
The project is mentored by Senegalese drummer and djembe player, Moussé Ndiaye who will lead a week long course of workshops every year.