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Help us bring West Africa to the West Midlands!

Late last year I tweeted that I wanted to see at least one copy of the book ‘Where Are All the Instruments? West Africa’ in all primary schools in West Midlands county.

Following on from many conversations we have had in music education over the past 2 years in particular, I thought it wise to begin to take more action by setting this ambitious goal.

The whole point of this is not only to increase the visibility of instruments from West Africa, but the diversity of books about music in primary settings (ask yourself, how many music books written by a person of colour do you have in your school library?!). From my research, I’ve been able to find one other book accessible for primary-aged children which introduces them to instruments from Africa which many of you may already be aware of.