Saturday, 20 March 2010
Drumming up some inspiration
Our monthly Wrekin Writers meeting was very different today. We had a drum workshop where we all got to play these incredible instruments. (I forgot the name of the drums we used so if anyone can remember, please do make a comment)
It's amazing just how inspiring it is to create such a sound. None of us had done it before, but as you can see from the video, the result is quite mesmerising. It really stirred my emotions and inspired me so much to write something. This will be our challenge for next month so I am already jotting ideas down.
I found it fascinating to learn some of the African songs and a little bit of the history of how the people would make these sounds for all sorts of occasions as they still do today. How wonderful it is to embrace different cultures by gathering together and making a sound that is so primeval all over the world.