ACTIVITIES | BEATBOX AND BODY PERCUSSION

Participants enjoying a body percussion and movement workshop

Beatbox and Body Percussion

Sessions start with an introduction to break the ice and make participants comfortable and confident of their ability to take part, which quickly leads into a beatbox session that starts with delegates learning beatbox sounds and phrases in a humorous tongue twisting manner. The room is then divided into four different areas , with each group having to say different drum sounds with their own rhythm, which comes together to make a beatbox drum kit that speeds up to a fun and humorous vocal climax.

The Icelandic War Chant

The Icelandic war chant, made famous by Iceland’s fans at the European Football Championships in 2016, is created quickly, with all delegates raising their hands above their heads and bringing them together with the famous low “Whoo” chant to accompany it, slowly speeding up to its final cheer. This leads into the body percussion section, which starts with delegates drumming on each other’s hands (always very humorous). They are then asked to stamp their feet twice and clap their hands once, which turns into the We Will Rock You rhythm that sounds very powerful (this is how the original Queen track was actually recorded, with feet and hands, no drums were used)!

And More…

The delegates then learn a simple but fun Bavarian Lederhosen Body percussion rhythm (known as Schuhplattler), that involves thigh slapping and clapping and complete interaction. As an extra option this rhythm can act as a great backing to the well known Bavarian song Edelweiss, from the Sound Of Music, as was done recently at a conference in Salzburg.

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