Séances de tambour à l'École internationale Maple Leaf Kingsley

Sur École internationale Maple Leaf Kingsley, students from all levels from nursery to secondary, teachers and administrative staff went through the 24-Seasons drumming sessions to understand different type of rhythms and learning the art of drumming. The objective of this activity is to introduce culture and world history. It’s not only traditional Chinese drumming but also Malaysian cultures as we in ML KIS believe in assimilating the rich cultural diversity of Malaysia into each session.

Traditional drumming is associated with pop, circumstance and jubilation. It is a hallmark of prosperity and celebration, uniting people through collective rhythms and tempos. Drumming helps to ease and calm the drummer as the person concentrates on the rhythm and instruction being belted out.

Le tambour est une activité de groupe, qui implique souvent dix percussionnistes ou plus dans le groupe. Bien qu'ils soient similaires aux notions occidentales de "cercles de tambours", ces groupes suivent souvent une routine très prescrite et chorégraphiée, apportant un aspect du rythme au rythme général. En ce sens, le tambour chinois est une action collective, un peu comme la section de percussion d'une fanfare. En plus d'ajouter de la complexité au rythme, les autres joueurs sont souvent utilisés pour ajouter du volume et de la présence à la performance, ce qui signifie qu'ils agissent simplement comme des amplificateurs.

The earliest known drums in China date back nearly four thousand years ago, around the time of the Shang Dynasty (c.1600 – c.1100 BCE). Most drums were crude constructions of animal shells, skins and clay/wooden composites. The most famous of these drum artifacts are comprised of tortoise shells, alligator and snake skins, which were popularized by ethnic groups and merchants along the Silk Road.

Historically, Chinese drums have been used in celebration and in conflict. As a result; Chinese drums are often the colour red which has long time been associated with power and luck, and accordingly, red drums have been used as a symbol of strength for rulers and armies. Such instruments are also used in ceremonies such as weddings and other festivities. A booming set of drums is often the backdrop to an important celebration. For example, there were thousands of drummers all marching to the beat of a single drum at the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Les recherches indiquent que les tambours permettent de communiquer et de faire de la musique, deux caractéristiques essentielles de la vie en communauté. Le tambour est un outil thérapeutique qui accélère la guérison physique, renforce le système immunitaire et aide à évacuer les traumatismes émotionnels. Le tambourinage a un effet positif sur l'anxiété, le deuil, la fatigue, la dépression et les problèmes de comportement. Nos élèves et notre personnel ont apprécié cette activité et semblent satisfaits du résultat final de l'apprentissage de l'art du tambour.