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Thursday, February 8 • 13:00 - 14:00
African Music for Children

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This interactive session introduces African music by means of singing, dancing, drumming, recorder and on Orff xylophones. Instruments are provided by the speaker. Participants learn two songs: One for Division 1 and the other for Division 2. A music background is not necessary for attendance and all skill levels are welcome. Demonstrations of music theory and social curricular ties are introduced for both songs, and some unique characteristics of African folk music will be discussed. Educators leave with the necessary resources (including sheet music) ready and able to teach the two songs to their own students.

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avatar for AfricanSong.org by Garth Prince

AfricanSong.org by Garth Prince

Artist in Residence, Africansong.org
Garth Prince creates African-inspired interactive music, videos and books for children. He currently hosts Google Meet or Zoom workshops for schools.Bio: Garth Prince is a vocal performer with years of experience in promoting African culture and community building through song, dance... Read More →


Thursday February 8, 2018 13:00 - 14:00 MST
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  Music / Musique  Social Studies / Études sociales
  • Chairperson Kyle Swenson - Sturgeon #27
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English