What is body percussion?
Body Percussion is traced back to the mines of South Africa, where miners communicated with each other using sounds and rhythms. You can make music even without instruments because your body is an instrument! Your body acts like a drum-kit which means you can create amazing rhythms through clap, snap, stomp and slap and more. So, the main movements that we use at African Beat are:
- Clicking the fingers
- Clapping the hands
- Patting or knocking the chest
- Patting the thighs with open palms
- Stamping the feet on the floor