As we are awaiting the day when the Destiny Africa Childrens Choir arrives at our local music center, I thought it would be interesting to study the history of African drummimg. African drums are believed to be the oldest musical instrument in the world. The Africans have observed that everything that moves has rhythm. Most of the drums are made in Ghana, Bali, and Thailand today and drumming is an art that is taken very seriously.
Music teachers often use the African drum to teach rhythm to young children, as the Africans believe that everyone has rhythm. Additionally, drums and piano make a nice duet.