On Wednesday 16th of February, Mambo Jambo came into school and performed some music which made lots of noise! Pete and Frankie, who were a duet, played lots of instruments including the accordion, drums, steel pans, saxophone, clarinet and banjo.
First, we did body percussion using a simple rhythm pattern. Then they taught us a traditional sea shanty using ‘call and response’. Pete and Frankie were very impressed with our singing. Finally, they told us about the different carnival instruments and we all played the claves. We made up a rhythm using the words, ‘coconuts are nice, pineapple is nice’. We all joined in with the singing and dancing – just like a real carnival. It was great fun!
By Seth and John