African Drumming at Moravian College

Developing an African Drumming Program for Your Music Classroom with Jeremy Cohen, Founder & Director of ThisWorldMusic Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Learn how to bring the joy and power of African drumming into your music classroom!...

Sounds of the Rainforest: Arts-Integrated Music Education

Just wrapped up a weeklong artist residency for Young Audiences at Lincoln Elementary School in Melrose, Mass., titled “Sounds of the Rainforest.” It was a great week, though these kids were so knowledgeable about the rainforest that at times it felt like...

Teaching Music in Urban Schools: One Educator’s Journey

Today on the ThisWorldMusic blog we are pleased to feature the first in a two-part guest post from Elizabeth Green, a music educator in New York City and participant on the summer 2012 ThisWorldMusic Study in Ghana program. Picture it. 2 p.m, 6th grade band rehearsal,...

From Africa to Chicago: A Children’s Game Teaches Music

“Holo holo holo holo, gbe sia, bne nono…” The voices of my second grade general music students sing in Ewe as the students hold the garden rocks, tracing circles on the floor. “Ala, sariki babu. Ala sariki babu.” Each student excitedly picks up his or her rock and,...