Pupils tune into global magic at Wisbech Grammar School

Wisbech Grammar School's Magdalene House try out instruments

Wisbech Grammar School's Magdalene House try out instruments - Credit: Archant

A multicultural music workshop has given pupils at Wisbech Grammar School’s preparatory school a chance to try their hand at a string of exotic instruments.

Bridie Fraser of Wisbech Grammar School's Magdalene House plays the kora harp

Bridie Fraser of Wisbech Grammar School's Magdalene House plays the kora harp - Credit: Archant

During a visit by world music specialists ‘Earthsong’ the pupils at Magdalene House Preparatory School enjoyed a melodic jaunt across the continents, getting hands on experience of djembe goblet drums and kora harps from West Africa, as well as Indian sitars and Chinese harps.

Director of music Marie Cunningham said: “The pupils listened to traditional stories and songs from many different cultures, and we even started the Chinese new year celebrations early with a dragon dance, which was great fun for all of us.”


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