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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.