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The courses in our Culture Series contain many artists and songs from cultures that may differ from your own in familiar norms and standards of appropriate dress, subject and movement. Although we strive to ensure that the materials are appropriate for K-8 students, we know these standards are subjective. Please review the course to deem suitability for your particular class and school.

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Take an in-depth look at: Traditional Music from Africa: Part Two – Southern, Central and West

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Continuing the journey through the huge and diverse continent of Africa, the students experience music from Southern, Central and West Africa. In Southern Africa, we feature the music of the Shona people in Zimbabwe and music and instruments from the country of Lesotho. In Central Africa, we learn about the Baka people of the Central African Republic and the musical culture and instruments of Angola. West Africa introduces us to the Dundun in Nigeria, Griots in The Gambia and percussion and dancing in Angola. Some of the featured instruments from Part Two are: Mbira, Ramki, Morupa, Lekoko, Hungu, Dilonga, Dizanza, Vandumbu, Limbindi, N’dehou, Ngombi, water drums, Kora and Djembe. The Fun Fact from this course is an exciting and eye-popping exploration of traditional dances from Africa: The Kumpo Dance from the Jola People of The Gambia, the Zaouli dance from the Guro people of Ivory Coast, the Indlondlo Zulu Dancers from South Africa and the Doma Dance from the Dongon people in Mali.

COURSE NOTE: All courses in the Culture Series have one version of the video portion of the materials. The courses can be taught to students in grades K-2, but we ask that you please preview the video before presenting to any younger students to decide on suitability. For our youngest students, we recommend teaching our Culture courses in 2-4 separate sessions to fully engage young attention spans.

The video below is a PREVIEW ONLY of the Grades 3-5 course. It is NOT downloadable.

DISCLAIMER
The courses in our Culture Series contain many artists and songs from cultures that may differ from your own in familiar norms and standards of appropriate dress, subject and movement. Although we strive to ensure that the materials are appropriate for K-8 students, we know these standards are subjective. Please review the course to deem suitability for your particular class and school.

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Take an in-depth look at: Traditional Music from Africa: Part One – North and East

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Music from the continent of Africa is vibrant, varied and unique. This introduction to music from Africa begins with an overview of the size, diversity and many cultures within this huge continent! Students learn about traditional African rhythms and beats including common African musical characteristics like polyrhythms and polyphonic melodies. After introducing the continent, this lesson explores North and East Africa. In North Africa, students experience Gnawa music from Morocco, Ma’luf music from Algerian and Zar music from Egypt. Then onto East Africa, where students learn about Azmari vocalists from Ethiopia, the Madinda and Kadinda instruments from Uganda and the Nyatiti from Kenya. Some of the of the other featured instruments in Part One are: the Sintir, Karkabas, Ganga, Mandole, Oud, Tanbura, Mangur, Kawala, Mesenko, Krar, Washint and Kebero. The Fun Fact is an amazing look at a type of dance created by South African mine workers called Gumboot that later evolved into a popular style of dance called Stepping.

COURSE NOTE: All courses in the Culture Series have one version of the video portion of the materials. The courses can be taught to students in grades K-2, but we ask that you please preview the video before presenting to any younger students to decide on suitability. For our youngest students, we recommend teaching our Culture courses in 2-4 separate sessions to fully engage young attention spans.

The video below is a PREVIEW ONLY of the Grades 3-5 course. It is NOT downloadable.

DISCLAIMER
The courses in our Culture Series contain many artists and songs from cultures that may differ from your own in familiar norms and standards of appropriate dress, subject and movement. Although we strive to ensure that the materials are appropriate for K-8 students, we know these standards are subjective. Please review the course to deem suitability for your particular class and school.

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Take an in-depth look at: Latin American Music – South America

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Learning about Latin American music’s interesting and unique genres and instruments, students dive into the history and influences that created each country’s diverse styles of music. Latin American Music Part Two explores the music in countries of South America. We start in Colombia with Cumbia and Vallenato music and it’s instruments like the caja, guacharaca and gaita flute. In Venezuela, we discover the genre known as Joropo which features instruments like the bandola Ilanera and contrabajo. Argentina and Brazil have amazing music to dance to – Tango and Samba. We conclude with Guarania from Paraguay and Cueca from Chile. The Fun Fact is a fun look at the Latin Grammy’s and the diverse artists that are honored.

COURSE NOTE: This course has one version of the video for grades 3-8. It can be taught to K-2, but we ask that you please preview before presenting to any younger students to decide on suitability. For our youngest students, we recommend teaching our Culture courses in 2-4 separate sessions to fully engage young attention spans.

The video below is a PREVIEW ONLY of the Grades 3-5 course. It is NOT downloadable.

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The courses in our Culture Series contain many artists and songs from cultures that may differ from your own in familiar norms and standards of appropriate dress, subject and movement. Although we strive to ensure that the materials are appropriate for K-8 students, we know these standards are subjective. Please review the course to deem suitability for your particular class and school.

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Take an in-depth look at: Latin American Music – Mexico, Caribbean and Central America

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In this two-part lesson, the students are exposed to the vibrant and varied musical styles of countries throughout Latin America. Learning about Latin American music’s unique genres and instruments, students dive into the history and influences that created each country’s diverse styles of music. The Latin American courses begin with Part One that focuses on music from Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. We highlight Mariachi and Ranchera in Mexico, the Mambo and Cha Cha Cha in Cuba and the feel-good sounds of Reggae in Jamaica. This exploration includes seeing new instruments like the vihuela, guitarrón, maracas, congas and bongos. We continue in the Dominican Republic with Merengue and Bachata and in Puerto Rico with Bomba, Plena and Reggaeton. The Fun Fact from this course is an introduction to the religious holiday, the Day of the Dead with its strong musical traditions. Finally, we demonstrate Calypso and Sola from Trinidad & Tobago, Tamborito from Panama and Brukdown from Belize with their unique instruments like the steel pan drum and a donkeys’ jawbone.

COURSE NOTE: All courses in the Culture Series have one version of the video portion of the materials. The courses can be taught to students in grades K-2, but we ask that you please preview the video before presenting to any younger students to decide on suitability. For our youngest students, we recommend teaching our Culture courses in 2-4 separate sessions to fully engage young attention spans.

The video below is a PREVIEW ONLY of the Grades 3-5 course. It is NOT downloadable.

DISCLAIMER
The courses in our Culture Series contain many artists and songs from cultures that may differ from your own in familiar norms and standards of appropriate dress, subject and movement. Although we strive to ensure that the materials are appropriate for K-8 students, we know these standards are subjective. Please review the course to deem suitability for your particular class and school.

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Take an in-depth look at: Native American Traditional Music

The Native American Traditional Music course is an exploration of some of the original music makers. Full of big sounds, handmade instruments and amazing musicians, Native American Traditional Music is used in ceremonies, storytelling, healing and so much more. We will learn about music from the twelve regions of Native American Tribes (or Nations). Students will experience many different Native American instruments like drums, rattles, rasps, flutes and vocals. Our Fun Facts in this course feature exciting introductions to Pow Wows and the Native American Music Awards.

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COURSE NOTE: All courses in the Culture Series have one version of the video portion of the materials. The courses can be taught to students in grades K-2, but we ask that you please preview the video before presenting to any younger students to decide on suitability. For our youngest students, we recommend teaching our Culture courses in 2-4 separate sessions to fully engage young attention spans.