West African Drum and Dance Teacher's Guide A Yankadi-Macrou celebration By Kalani and Ryan M. Camara Book, CD and DVD 168 pages Experience the rhythms and dances of Guinea, West Africa in this book, CD and DVD. More than just a drumming book, this easy-to-use method immerses teachers and
West African Drum and Dance Teacher's Guide A Yankadi-Macrou celebration By Kalani and Ryan M. Camara Book, CD and DVD 168 pages
Experience the rhythms and dances of Guinea, West Africa in this book, CD and DVD. More than just a drumming book, this easy-to-use method immerses teachers and students in traditional West African music, dance and culture through a step-by-step curriculum that maintains cultural authenticity - the World Rhythms! Arts Program (WRAP). This multiple-discipline curriculum incorporates drumming, singing, dance and culture. Rooted in traditional West African music and dance, WRAP helps develop essential arts and life skills through a holistic approach to music and movement education.
The Teacher's Guide, Student Enrichment Book, CD, DVD and website offer maximum support for in-depth learning. The lessons in the Teacher's Guide flow naturally from one topic to another. Lesson content is based on sessions of 45 to 60 minutes, but is flexible engouth to be delivered at any pace suitable for you and your group. Lessons cover objectives and process.
DVD features: Cultural overview of Guinea Playing techniques and rhythms for all instruments Jembe rhythm patterns through body percussion Dance instruction (front and back view, plus a commentary track) Village performances (the youth troupe fro Guinea)
The CD can be used for learning and practicing the rhythms and arrangements and dances, and, in some cases, for performance.
The Student Enrichment Book (item 827515, available separately) features 19 innovative, cross-curriculum lesson assignments. It also includes scores, maps, photos, instrument references, a Susu language Pronunciation Guide, traditional recipes and dress, historical and cultural information, a Certificate of Achievement and other educational resources in a personalized format students will refer to for years.
CONTENTS: The World Rhythms Story About the Curriculum West Africa: An Overview Instrument Guide Instrument Technique Jembe Technique Dundun Technique KrinyiTechnique Seke-Seke Technique Bala (Xylophone) Technique The Role of West African Dance West African Dance Basics The Role of the Lead Drummer Songs Susu Language About Yankadi andMacrou Macrou Lesson 1: Welcome to Your Village Lesson 2: Meet the Family Lesson 3: Let's Dance! Let's Sing! Lesson 4: Can We Play, Too? Lesson 5: Are You Playing Your Jembe? Lesson 6: Dance to the Music Lesson 7: A Voice from the Forest Lesson 8: Breakin' It Down Lesson 9: The BigFinish Lesson 10: The Macrou Review Yankadi Lesson 11: Social Skills Lesson 12: That Swingin' Feeling Lesson 13: Calling All Jembefolas Lesson14: Dance, Dance, Dance Lesson 15: The Return of the Jedi Lesson 16: Heat It Up! Lesson 17: Finishing Touches Lesson 18: The Yankadi Review Lesson 19: Putting It All Together Lesson 20: The Yankadi-Macrou Performance Celebration Appendix A: Lead Jembe Patterns Appendix B: Instrument Cross-Reference Chart Appendix C: Tuning YourDrums Appendix D: Myths and Misconceptions Appendix E: Rhythm Games Appendix F: Healthy Music Making Appendix G: Glossary of Terms Appendix H: Susu Pronunciation Guide Appendix I: Traditional West African Recipes Appendix J: Other Popular Traditional Instruments in Guinea, West Africa Appendix K: Instrument Kits for Your WRAP Ensemble Appendix L: Your African Village Appendix M: Working with Stakeholders Appendix N: Educational Resources Appendix O: Track List