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The James Love Drum Circle Ensemble called “Worldbeaters” is on its way to stardom! Last year, we asked for donations of 5 gallon buckets to use as ‘found’ or recycled instruments. Upon receiving them, we have allowed our kids to experiment with making different sounds. Even to the point of drilling hole in the bucket and turning them into an instrument reminiscent of washtub bass. The children created an arrangement of Eminem’s top radio hit with their recycled instruments. After practicing a couple times, I told them, “Pick up your instruments, we are going to flash mob the principal!” In a flurry of sticks and buckets, we rushed down the halls to present to Mrs. Sharpe our talented drummers and singers. The previous lesson, we talked about how the ‘4 on the floor’ rhythm (kick drum on each beat) is prominent in most of today’s pop music. The arrangement featured the ‘4 on the floor’ followed by a hip-hop rhythm, much like the breakdown in the Eminem song. The photo is of the group who inspired the idea to use the rhythms we learned with a song they hear on the radio. We would like to also thank the Cleveland County Arts Council for awarding the James Love “Worldbeaters” with the Artists in Schools Grant for $250 to purchase instruments! 

Calling all students songwriters, musicians and singers!  We are looking for submissions to be showcased in our Cleveland County Artists feature:
email me at justin@cfmedia.info for more details.



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