Residency DescriptionGlobal Voices with Imani introduces traditional world music and song as a tool to understanding the interrelationship of sound, voice, and culture. Students will learn song forms drawn from traditions around the world, participate with hand percussive instruments, call-and-response, and vocal improvisations. They will travel through the cultures of India, Korea, Asia, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, West Africa, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Brazil, South America, and Afro Cuba -- the Caribbean. Through the use of sounds, songs, stories, rhythms, and class participation, the students begin to respect, appreciate, and understand the richness of other cultures.
Teacher Training or Workshops Provided
Imani introduces teachers to the richness of the cultures of India, Senegambia (a West African region) and Brazil through children's songs, rhythms, and games. Through these songs, teachers learn about the lifestyles and values of children in faraway countries and come to appreciate the similarities and differences between these cultures and their own. This workshop provides links to the National Standards, objectives, and benchmarks. Imani shows you how to teach the songs and activities to students. DHIMIKI, a compact disc and book containing lyrics and background information on the cultures along with a Teacher Study Guide, is available for classroom use.
Name: Maria Dudish
Title: Family Coordinator
Phone: (301) 593-3797
Residency Location: MPAC - Children were introduced to traditional world music and rhythm. They learned sounds, songs, different rhythms using hand percussive instruments, danced, and created their own music.
To which regions can you travel for only the day?:
Which regions can you stay overnight?: Eastern ShoreCentral MDGreater WashingtonSouthern MDWestern MD
Travel Requirements: Technical needs: Medium-sized, open space; participants seated in a semi-circular arrangement; LCD projector; CD player.