Children grabbed drums of all sizes, bells and other rhythmic noise makers and on command began making a wonderful racket ringing through the Watertown Boys & Girls Club.
The World Drumming Music Circle was presented by Pavoh Inc., a local organization that brings music to young people. It was provided free to the members of the WBGC.
The session was lead by Jeremy Cohen, who along with working with Pavoh runs This World Music.
“We have a few different types of drums, and most are from a country called Ghana, in Africa,” Cohen said.
After demonstrating the drums, the bells and noise makers made from gourds, Cohen let the 30+ students choose their instrument.
The children anxiously waited to get a chance to play, but Cohen kept most of the drumming down until he said “Go!”
The large room the WBGC Clubhouse then exploded to life. On his command, the drumming stopped.
Cohen also had the group play softly, then gradually get louder.
Pavoh also visited the Boys and Girls Club this fall to provide guitar lessons, said Laura Lamere, founder of Pavoh.
“We will be back to do guitar lessons again,” Lamere said.