On Your Way Down The Jungle Giants
25 February 2015, 12:23
Viral videos on the Internet serve as a constant and very poignant reminder that childhood is a lot cooler now than it was when we were in the midst of it 800 years ago.
The latest in 'kids that make your jaw drop' sees us turning our attention to a group of music students with Louisville Leopard Percussionists.
Their cover of Zeppelin’s "Kashmir" and "The Immigrant Song" has garnered nearly two million views in recent days (despite being uploaded way back in November).
The Kentucky based programme rolls 55 children deep and is comprised of students aged 7-12 who have been taught an array of percussive instruments like the xylophone, marimbas, congas, and bongos.
Award-winning elementary school teacher Diane Downs started her first percussion ensemble, The Fabulous Leopard Percussionists, in 1993 after she found some old instruments in a storage closet in the school where she taught in Louisville. After ten years as artistic director of The Fabulous Leopard Percussionists, Diane began to explore how she might make the Leopard Percussionist experience available to children throughout the Metro Louisville community.Louisvilleleopardpercussion.com
Cut it out! You guys are so cool!