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Rhythm and Percussion

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To an audience of eager youngsters, Eugene Kash, conductor of the Ottawa Children's Concerts, explains the fundamentals of rhythm and introduces the percussion instruments. Marius Barbeau plays an Indigenous hand drum and sings in an Indigenous language as part of the presentation. That drum is compared with Western drums, and a children's rhythm band performs under the direction of a diminutive leader. Final scenes in music classes show how Ottawa teachers capitalize on the interest stimulated by the concerts.

1950, 10 min 50 s

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