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Radio Africa
Free streams of the sounds that make up the diverse music of Africa including complete tracks from the collections of Smithsonian Folkways. From the rhythms of Benin to the wedding music of Ethiopia to the traditional Zulu music of South Africa to the parade music of Senegal, you'll never know what you'll hear next. Includes podcasts of talks, interviews, story-reading.
Provider: National Museum of African Art
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Grade(s): General audience
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Na Leo Hawai’i: Musics of Hawai’i
Webpage showcases music's defining role in the history and identity of Hawaiians. Offers video and audio recording of Hawaiian musical performance, from mele to slack-key guitar.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Andean Rhythms: A Children’s Workshop
Workshop handout on the music of the Andean region. Includes a glossary of music terms, instructions for making a panpipe, and brief histories of Andean instruments. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian Latino Center
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Corridos sin Fronteras
Website where you can learn about, listen to, and write corridos, narrative songs. Includes videos and information on the history of corridos, timeline with important historical events and the corridos written about them, music samples, biographies of modern corridor artists, glossary, articles and publications, and lesson plans.. Bilingual English-Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian In Your Classroom: A Shape Note Singing Lesson (2000)
Issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom detailing the history and mechanics of shape-note singing, a tradition with roots in the American South. Includes lesson plan and handouts to teach students the art of shape-note singing.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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The Music in Poetry: Ballad and Blues Stanzas
Webpage discusses the poetic forms of the traditional English ballad and the blues stanza developed by Langston Hughes during the Harlem Renaissance. Includes music samples and performance videos.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Commemorations Across the Disciplines (9-12)
Lesson exploring how cultures commemorate people and events. Students learn how commemorations are created through music, painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and poetry.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Music as Environmental Advocacy
Smithsonian archivist Jeff Place looks at the lives and works of musicians who have spread a message of appreciation and personal responsibility for our rivers, lakes, and oceans.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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The Rainforest
Ecology-based teaching kit provides a unique look at a popular subject. Through Lynne Cherry’s The Great Kapok Tree, children explore artists’ perspectives on the rainforest by investigating their works. Lesson plans include language, science, music, and motor activities as well as extensive art enrichment. Based on the philosophy and approach of the Smithsonian’s museum lab school.
Provider: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Who owns music?
The ownership of music is a legal question, but also an ethical and even philosophical question, which Smithsonian Folkways Recordings must wrestle with as it gathers the music of cultures around the world. In this webinar, Folkways’ D. A. Sonneborn tells stories of the music makers he’s met—including truck drivers in Ghana playing on hubcaps, air pumps, and their trucks’ horns—in a session that considers the idea of ownership in its largest sense.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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