The National Scottish Museum’s Grand Gallery plays host to a selection of Fringe musicians throughout August, two of which crossed the Irish Sea to treat a lucky few to a Saturday afternoon of African drumming. They began beating a traditional Ghanaian rhythm on simple djembe drums, slowly introducing rare instruments, such as the asalato – made of small nuts from the Asalato tree. The jamming duo soon transformed their session into an interactive workshop, inviting spectators to play instruments, chant or dance to the beat. New sights and sounds delighted children, while doting parents looked on, recording the precious moments on iPads. The Gallery provides a gorgeous setting in which to wile away a summer afternoon – not to mention great acoustics!
Grand Gallery – National Museum Of Scotland, 4-26 Aug, 12.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Christy Brown]