Delaware preschoolers discover the power of percussion

News Journal, February 4, 2011
by Edward L. Kenney

Percussionist Tony Vacca banged out a staccato rhythm Thursday on his West African djembe drum, as preschool children knelt on the floor in front of him at the Wilmington Montessori School, some of them bobbing their heads to the beat.
"People ask me what kind of music this is," Vacca said into a microphone in a sing-song voice as he played. "I call my music world rhythms because the world is made of rhythms. In my world, the drum is a voice. I want you to discover the power of the voice."
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