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Roots and Branches



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Roots and Branches
By Patricia Shehan Campbell, Ellen McCullough-Brabson, and Judith Cook Tucker
Book and CD
153 pages

38 traditional songs (melody & lyrics) and singing games for children from 23 different cultures of the world. All are songs remembered, played, and sung by contributors from each culture. Includes an overview of each culture, mini-biography and photograph of each singer, background notes on each song, words with pronunciation and translations, and maps of each country featured.   

For ages 3 to 12.    

Section 1 - Africa
     Eritrea - Hashewie (Going Round); Kumbraza (Tortoise) 
     Mozambique - Tenho Uma Boneca (I Have a Doll); Yo Mamana Yo 
Sectiion 2 - Asia
     Cambodia - Leak Kanseng (Hide the Scarf); Sarika Keo (The Sarika Keo Bird)
     China - Diou Shou Juan'er (Hiding a Handkerchief); Hao Peng You (Looking For a Friend) 
     India - Baariye Bubly (Bubly & the Monkey); Dahee Maatyaahr (A Pot of Yogurt)
     Japan - Kaeru No Uta (Frog Song); Zui Zui Zukkorbashi (Soy Bean Paste) 
     Korea - Achim Baram (Cold Morning Wind); Ha'kyo Jung (The School Bell Is Ringing)
     Malaysia - Tepok Amai-amai (Ladybug) 
     Vietnam - Cum Num Cum Niu (Close Your Hands); Qua Cau Gio Bay (Wind on the Bridge)
Section 3 - Caribbean
     Puerto Rico - Cheki Morena (Shake It)
Section 4 - Europe
     England - Oh My Little Sixpence; Oranges & Lemons
     France - Ainsi Font Font Font (The Little Marionettes); 
     Ireland - An Madairin Rua (The Little Red Fox); Einini (Little Birds) 
     Russia - Kalinka (Snowball Flowers); Malen'kiy Yodzhek (The Hedgehog Song)
Section 5 - Middle East
     Iran - Cheshm Cheshm (Eyes Eyes); 
     Israel - Uga Uga Uga (Cake Cake Cake); Yeysh Lanu Tayish (We Have a Goat)
Section 6 - North America
     Cajun - Bonjour Mes Amis (Hello My Friends); Saute Crapaud (Jump Frog) 
     Comanche - Kima Duinah (I Came Before); 
     Georgia Sea Islands - Raggy Levy; Uncle Jessie
     Navajo - Jo-ashila (Walking Together); 
     New Mexico - San Sereni;
Section 7 - South America
     Ecuador - El Juego Chirimbolo (The Chirimbolo Game) 
     Brazil - Dona Maricota;  Serra Serra Serrador (Saw Saw Lumberjack)


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I have used this book for work with children in schools and to teach religious education/difficult cultures at my church. It's one of the best multicultural music resources out there and the accompanying CD contains beautiful and authentic recordings of each song. Every music teacher should have this!
Meredith B on Jan 17, 2013

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