Jambo! This;means;“hello”;in;Swa- hili, one of Africa’smostcommonly spoken languages. With 54 coun- tries,;the;African;continent;has;a
wide variety of musical styles and
instruments. African music has something to offer homeschoolers of all ages.
From analyzing song lyrics to making
this topic lends itself to many fun and
Many students know very little about
the music of Africa. Learners may be
surprised to find out that pop music,
rap, and gospel-style singing are all
alive and well here. Before beginning
your local phone book) to see whether
there are any world music venues or
goods close to home.
A great way to start this unit could be
to ask all students to sit near whatever
music-playing device you use. Suggest
that they close their eyes to focus all their
attention on the music rather than any
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comes in many forms and styles.