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By Maria Gregoriou

Sunday is looking like a day full of fun things to do, and you don’t have to be a woman to do all of them, you just have to know what is going on and take your pick.

If you would like to pick something to do with music and something educational, then the European University in Nicosia will be holding a music workshop and presentation by Professor Lee Higgins, director of the International Centre of Community Music based at York St John University UK, and associate professor of music education at the Boston University School of Music.

Lee will firstly give a workshop entitled ‘bucket drumming’ at 12pm until 3pm. During this workshop participants will build their own drum from materials that Lee will provide. When the drums are all ready, they will be put together and an orchestra of plastic buckets will be formed.

These buckets will then be used to create some rhythms of the Brazilian samba and all participants will learn how to model these rhythms in different contexts.

After the music part is over, you will discuss what you did, how you did it and explore how this type of music making activity can be effective in a range of music education contexts.

After a small break Lee will run a session during which community music will be understood and recognised. Lee will discuss the history of community music, talk about how it has grown as a field, and situate it within contemporary music education experiences. He will also use illustrations to highlight the significant traits of practice when it comes to community music, discussing the various networks that have grown up around it.

Music Workshop and Presentation
Professor Lee Higgins will present a musical workshop. March 8. European University Cyprus, Nicosia. 12pm-5.30pm. €10. Tel: 22-713135

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