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African Drumming

by Leah Blankendaal

In October 2016 at Artlands Dubbo, a South African percussion group called Medleko Meropa performed. This five piece music group from Pretoria (Tshwane) and surrounding townships in South Africa draw on various South African musical traditions. The group use percussion such as drums and marimba, vocals and dance to create a high energy performance which engages with people of all ages and backgrounds. The members of Medleko Meropa are all highly skilled musicians with international performance experience as well as skills in community engagement and participation. Reporter Leah Blankendaal went along to find out more.

African Drummingby Leah Blankendaal