Music Around the World

Activities, songs, crafts, and links for teaching kids about music from countries around the world.
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Picture Books for Kids Who Love Music: 2023 Holiday Gift Guide - The Secret Mountain
Perfect for the budding or blooming musician in your life or as a gift for their favourite music teacher. Discover instruments like the pipa in The Four Seasons of the Pipa or the erhu in Summer Moonlight Concert. Learn about traditional African instruments such as the tube zither, the kayamb, the bobre, and the segakordeon in Songs on the Vanilla Trail. Or, meet the maestros behind classical instruments like the piano and violin in the series Little Stories of Great Composers. See more.
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5 Picture Books for Black History Month Music Appreciation - The Secret Mountain
February marks Black History Month, an occasion to honour and celebrate the past and present contributions of Black leaders and communities across the world. Songs offer children multiple ways to connect with Black stories and customs, especially those passed down from cultures with rich oral traditions. Discover traditional instruments, dances, and musical genres, and tales of triumph, perseverance, and the simple joys and duties of everyday life.
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Celebrate Black Stories With These Popular Songs - The Secret Mountain
As one of our readers recently pointed out, “Songs are a way to tell stories, especially in cultures with oral traditions.” Learn the stories behind these popular African and Caribbean nursery rhymes and lullabies, which can be found in the collections Songs on the Vanilla Trail and Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees.
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Kids' Books About Legendary Black Musicians | Brightly
Kids' Books About Legendary Black Artists in Music
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Meet Some of the Musicians Behind Songs on the Vanilla Trail - The Secret Mountain
The enchanting collection Songs on the Vanilla Trail: Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes in East and Southern Africa brings together eight musicians, more than 20 singers (some as young as five years old), and totals more than 30 contributors. Get to know some of them below! And after listening to them perform, click to the next slide to reveal a photo of the artist.
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Discover Musical Instruments from Africa and the Caribbean - The Secret Mountain
Learn about Africa and the Caribbean’s rich musical history through traditional instruments like the valiha, Peul flute, and caxixi. All the songs listed in this article can be found in the musical picture books Songs on the Vanilla Trail and Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees. You can also listen to the full playlist on Spotify.
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Before Music: Where Instruments Come From with Musical Instrument Craft Round-Up
Music is such an important part of life. We hear music everywhere. Listen to the wind blowing or the birds singing. It is musical. Today I am sharing a book that takes a look at music from across time and around the world. It shares where musical instruments come from and I'm sharing a round-up of diy musical instruments for kids.
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How Music Primes the Brain for Learning
To reap the benefits of music on learning, kids need consistent and abundant musical practice, according to the latest cognitive research.
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Global Gift Ideas for Kids | Art, Music & Cooking
Art, music and cooking are great ways to help children appreciate people and cultures from all over the world. Prepare kid-friendly traditional dishes, learn how to use chopsticks, listen to global tunes, bang on a djembe drum, and lots more! Browse curated gift ideas for the globally-minded kids in your world!
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Australian Folk Songs and Bush Ballads Enhanced E-book PART THREE
Part 3 of a three-part series of enhanced e-books of Warren Fahey's AUStRALIAN FOLK SONGS AND BUSH BALLADS, this volume covers the final chapters of Fahey's ...
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Everyday People feat. Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Keb' Mo' | Turnaround Arts | Playing For Change
This Song Across America was produced in Partnership with Turnaround Arts and features Keb Mo, Josh Groban, Paula Abdul, Alfre Woodard, and more!
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Unique Books for Kids: Musical Picture Books - All Done Monkey
Unique Books for Kids: Musical Picture Books - All Done Monkey
children's books with the title music books 10 fantastic books on music and sound for young children
10 Fantastic Books About Sound & Music for Young Children
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Using Hip-Hop to Promote SEL Competencies
Song lyrics—whether familiar to students or not—can be used to explore the social and emotional learning skills that many teachers seek to encourage in students.