Toby Shippey talks about his love of Latin American music and introduces his band Salsa Celtica. They then play the track ‘Marresella’ live in the studio. The line-up includes bongo drums, double bass, piano, vocals, conga drums, maracas and the cajón. Features the following concepts - question, answer, percussion, riff, double bass, piano, bongo drums, syncopation, harmony, plucking, voice.
Use this clip in class when comparing different styles of music from around the world. Learners could go on to perform a Latin American group percussion piece using instruments as available featuring call and response. Learners could compose different ostinati on percussion, which could then be layered together.