ERIC Number: ED215927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
African Children's Songs for American Elementary Children. Resources for Teaching and Research in African Studies, Number 2.
Mukuna, Kazadi wa
Intended for use by elementary teachers, this publication contains the music for ten songs from the Luba in the Kasai and Shaba regions of Zaire. The songs provide a means for young people to enjoy and to appreciate the musical heritage of Africa as a part of their more general understanding of music from around the world. The songs included are easy to learn and have been well-tested in classrooms and workshops. Text translations and music scores are provided. Teaching procedures are organized into steps to facilitate flexibility in teaching by rote. Phonetic pronunciation of works and rhythmic patterns are provided for some songs. Although each lesson plan suggests the use of an accompanying soundsheet, whether to use it or not is left to the teacher's discretion. The last several pages of the publication contain directions for making African rhythm instruments: a bottle cap instrument, rattles, rhythm sticks, and clappers. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: African Culture, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Music Activities, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Musical Instruments
African Studies Center, 100 International Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($6.50, soundsheet also available separately at a cost of $1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Music.; Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. African Studies Center.
Identifiers: Songs; Zaire
Note: Soundsheet not available from EDRS.