World of Percussion
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World of Percussion

Recommended For: Grades 2-12; Adults with disabilities; Corporate team-building

Artists: Alex Shaw, percussion; Josh Robinson, percussion; François Zayas, percussion

Length: 75 minutes

Related Subjects: Music, History, World Cultures

Introduces 100+ percussion instruments and rhythms from around the world through soundscapes and hands-on activities.

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Curriculum Resources

Bridge Sessions easily intersect with state standards for music education, as well as standards for many other classroom subjects. Although no advance preparation is necessary to attend, we encourage teachers to connect Bridge Sessions back to your classrooms. Please contact us if any additional information would be helpful.

Musical Genres
Percussion traditions from West Africa, Latin America and the United States

berimbau, congas, djembe, drum kit, dundun (talking drum), maracas, surdo

Key Vocabulary
Three ways to produce sound with a percussion instrument: strike, shake, scrape


  • Telling a story through music
  • Introduction to percussion instruments from around the world
  • Collaboration
  • Multicultural understanding