Introduces the World of Steel Drums and Percussion Instruments to students while taking a Musical Journey to Trinidad & Tobago! This classroom curriculum workbook assists music educators with introducing the Jumbie Jam into their educational programs via songs and activities. Also provides guidance incorporating the Jumbie Jam with Voice, Recorder, Orff instruments and auxiliary percussion such as; Conga Drums, Triangle, Guiro, Cowbell, Claves, Maracas, Tambourine, Brake Drum, and T’ing.
A Play-Along CD includes two tracks per song (with Steel Drum & without Steel Drum) making it simple to play the full version of every song even if you do not have access to all instruments in the arrangement. Songs include: Coconut Calypso, Stars Over Tobago, Panorama Time and more…
It also includes classroom activities such as constructing instruments from everyday items found in the surrounding area i.e. home, school cafeteria etc. Supports cross curricular studies with history of the Steel Drum as well as Trinidadian Culture in which the instrument was invented. Guidance for proper playing techniques and Steel Drum care is also included. Fantastic for K-8 General Music Classrooms, Music Academies, Community Arts & Music Programs, Private & Group Lessons. Difficulty: Low
Arranged by Kimberly M. Roberts a South Carolina based International Artist-in-residence with extensive teaching and performance experience. Her children’s book, Jammin’ Geography-Caribbean Cruise, along with Trinidad’s Musical Journey and her experiences teaching many poetry-based residencies, qualified her as a Literary Artist-in-residence.