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World Rhythms
A Multicultural Resource of Songs and Ensembles
By John Higgins and Brad Shank
Book and CD
Grades 4 - 8

Learn about the origins of Second Line Drumming, Reggae, Salsa, Conga, Samba and more, what instruments are used and how to play them. This all-in-one book/CD format features reproducible songsheets with lyric translations, informative student articles, lesson plans and a performance/ accompaniment CD recording for each song. 2 CDs. Piano accompaniment is notated.

A Classroom kit of the book, CD and DVD (item 828368) is also available.

New Orleans
New Orleans and Second Line Drumming
When the Saints Go Marching In
Basic rhythms - bass drum (low drum), snare drum (tambourine) and washboard (cymbal)
Advanced rhythms - snare drum (tambourine), wood block and bass drum (low drum)

United States
May I Have a Drumroll, Please?
Yankee Doodle
Basic rhythms - bass drum (low drum), snare drum (tambourine) and cymbals (finger cymbals)
Advanced rhythms - snare drum (tambourine), tenor drum (conga) and bass drum (low drum)

New YorkCity
Spice It Up with Salsa
Que bonita bandera
Basic rhythms - cowbell, guiro and conga
Advanced rhythms - clave, cymbal,conga

Jammin' in Jamaica
Basic rhythms - hi hat-closed (shaker), snare drum-crosstick (clave) and bass drum (low drum)
Advanced rhythms -hi hat (tambourine/shaker), snare drum-crosstick (clave) and guiro (scrape)


Everybody Conga
Las polleras
Basic rhythms - shekere (large shaker), cowbell and leadconga
Advanced rhythms - agogo bells, bass drum (low drum), alternate conga and advanced conga

That Samba Beat
Pirulito que bate bate
Basic rhythms - surdo drums (medium & low drums, can be played by 2 players), agogo bells,
chocalho (shaker)
Advanced rhythms - repenique (conga), caixa (snare drum or shaker) and tamborim(tambourine)

The Rhythms of Irish Music
The Galway Races
Basic rhythms - spoons, bones (wood block) and bodhran (frame drum)
Advanced rhythms -spoons, bones (wood block) and bodhran (frame drum)

West Africa
Malinke Music of West Africa
Bala Kulandyan
Basic rhythms - cowbell, lead djembe (conga) and kenkeni(or conga)
Advanced rhythms - djembe (conga), sangban (floor tom) and dununba (bass drum/low drum)

Uganda: A Land of Music and Beauty
Basic rhythms - empuunyi (low drum), ensaasi (shakers) and baakisimba (djembe/hand drum)
Advanced rhythms - engalabi (bongo/high hand drum), ensaasi (shakers) and nankasa (bongo/high drum withstick)

Middle East
Music of the Arabs
Al-yadil yadil yadi
Basic rhythms - hand claps, darbukka (tabla drum/bongos), and riqq (tambourine)
Advanced rhythms- tar (frame drum/low drum), darbukka (tabla drum/bongos) and riqq (tambourine)

Korea: A Land of Song and Sound
Behd noreh (Boatmen's Songs)
Basic rhythms - buk(low drum)
Advanced rhythms - janggu (bongos) and buk (low drum)

Island Sounds: The Music and Drumming of Tahiti
Hoe a te vaka
Basic rhythms - pahu(low hand drum), fa'atete (mid drum/conga with sticks) and to'ere (lead - log drum/wood block)
Advanced rhythms - pahu (low hand drum), fa'atete (mid drum/conga with sticks) and to'ere (lead -log drum/wood block)


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West Music Store
I liked the variety of cultural sources.
Christine Y on Nov 14, 2012
Would like to use more multi-cultural rhythms in my music classroom
Pamela D on Jul 11, 2012



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