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24 resources with the concept african music

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Grow a Musical Instrument

For Teachers K - 6th
Music, culture, social studies, and plant growth all in one! Kids explore the various type of traditional African instruments that are made out of gourds. They then grow their own gourds and use them to create a wide variety of African...
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Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern...
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Songs, Sounds and Stories from the Georgia Sea Islands

For Teachers K - 12th
New ReviewAmerican music is the result of the influence of many cultures, including the traditions brought by the African slaves. Young scholars study the polyrhythms, the call-and-response format, and the vocal improvisations of the Gullah...
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Spirits Across the Ocean: Yoruban and Dahomean Cultures in the Caribbean Brought by the Slave Trade

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewMuch of Latin American music owes its origins to the slave trade. Peoples from the Yoruban and Dahomean cultures brought with them the distinctive rhythms, time signatures, and eighth note patterns that now characterize Caribbean music....
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Braiding Rhythms: The Role of Bell Patterns in West African and Afro-Caribbean Music

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
New ReviewAfricans transported to the Caribbean as part of the transatlantic slave trade brought with them a rich tradition of music and dance. Four lessons teach young musicians the rumba clave rhythm, cascara rhythm, and the 6/8 bell patterns...
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What Are the Origins and Influences of Rap Music?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Considered an American art form, rap has its roots in places from Jamaica to the Bronx. Using a series of readings, comprehension questions, and videos, scholars explore the history of rap and its connections to the African diaspora....
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Middle School General Music Unit Plans

For Students 6th - 8th
Here's a collection of unit plans for middle school musicians. Topics include the mbira, opera, rhythm and culture, music in Africa, music in the movies, music theory and notation, blues and jazz, and the ocarina. Definitely worth a look.
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African Jeopardy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Twenty-five great questions about the flags, countries, resources, languages, and music of Africa await your class. They'll play a Jeopardy-style game to prepare for a quiz, or to show what they know about the amazing African continent. 
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The Music of Other Cultures

For Teachers 7th
Make your class musically and culturally literate. They'll listen to and discuss three types of music styles indicative of three different cultures. They'll identify characteristics and instruments used in western, traditional, and...
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Music: Off the Wall & Onto the Stage - Composing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Kids explore Gullah music from Africa and then create original compositions based on what they've learned. They practice traditional melodies and rhythms then make some of their own, which they then perform for the class. 
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African Influences in Brazilian Music

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Brazilian music, culture, and religion have been heavily influenced by African's who were brought to South America during the time of slave trading. This presentation covers the blending of two cultures which resulted in Afro-Brazilian...
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African Music Quiz

For Students 6th - 9th
Quiz your class on the wonders of African music. There are approximately 25 questions broken into five sections, each section focuses on a different aspect of music applied to African music elements. Quiz topics include African music,...
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Critical and Creative Expression

For Teachers 8th
Budding musicians discuss African culture and the musical term, polyphony. The lesson is broken into several tables that help identify pattern, rhythm, harmony, and melody. A question sheet is also included.
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Habari Gani: What is the News?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Display creative works of art after learning about Kwanzaa. Kindergartners hear stories about the history of Kwanzaa and its celebrations. They then create artwork, practice African dances and listen to African music.
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Dance: African Drumming

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners evaluate the messages in music. In this communication through music instructional activity, students listen to various musical selections and determine the message being conveyed in the song. Then, learners create their own...
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Math and Latin Music

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers research the origins of Latin music in Cuba and then engage in a project that asks them to combine math skills and knowledge of musical rhythms to create their own 10-measure Latin music rhythm display.
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Africa: Small Sounds From a Big Country

For Teachers 8th
Students explore the music from Burundi, Zimbabwe, and Pygmy cultures. They listen to and discuss music from the African cultures, analyze the musical elements, write a song, and perform music.
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African Chants

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students perform African chants. In this geography skills lesson, students read about African chants and watch videos about them prior to performing them in groups with appropriate rhythm and cadence.
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African Popular Music

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Pupils explore popular music of West Africa. In this musicians lesson, students complete listening tasks that challenge them to analyze the music of Oumou Sangare, Angelique Kidjo, and Baaba Maal.
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Pitched Instruments of African Music

For Students 5th - 12th
In this African music worksheet, students read about the kora and the xylophone which are types of pitched instruments. A glossary is included in the 2 page article.
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African Music

For Students 6th - 10th
For this African music worksheet, students read about how family life, community music, and rhythms are part of the culture and music of Africa.
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Stone Passing Game with Calabash Song

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners discuss games and their use around the world in many different cultures and how music and games are related. They discuss the rules of West African game then play a game from West Africa and review and learn the "Calabash" song...
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Kye Kye Kule

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the repeating patterns and basic dance movements used in traditional African drumming songs. In groups, they create a story that can be used with a ritual/tradition and a rhythmic piece that uses repeating rhythmic...
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Exploring African Music

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students appreciate African Music and the rich culture it represents. They identify two characteristics of African Music in their journals.