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Moving Within the Circle

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Contemporary Native American Music and Dance
Produced and Compiled by Bryan Burton

1994 World Music Press
PO Box 2565 Danbury CT 06813

Behind The Scenes: Making of a Music Video Swizz Beatz

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In this segment, Electric Company Executive Producer Karen Fowler and Director Ryan McFaul discuss the making of the music video "It's All Connected." Students will learn about the creative and editing process behind the finished product.

 

Skip to My Lou | Everyday Learning

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Students are introduced to traditional folk music with an animated rendition of a familiar song, “Skip to My Lou.” The animation features an band made up of forest creatures, plus a few other surprises.

Fine Arts and the Common Core

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Ideas and resources for teaching the Fine Arts aligned with Common Core State Standards.

Let's Go to a Chinese Concert | Everyday Learning

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In this video students visit a Chinese concert featuring dance and music. The concert includes Tai Ji, fan dance, and traditional Chinese instruments.

African Art and Movement | Arts After School

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Teaching artist Yolantha Harrison-Pace visited Hogsett Elementary School in Danville to work with teacher Chassity Brady at a summer arts camp for grades 3-5. Harrison-Pace teaches African music, culture, and dance. For this camp she focused on an Anansi tale. Anansi is an animal trickster in the folklore of Africa and the Caribbean. Students learned about movement and tempo, as well as call and response. Harrison-Pace explains how discipline used in the arts can carry over into the classroom.

STOMP | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the performers from the musical STOMP!, a show that features drumming and dancing, demonstrate how they use patterns to create inventive and exciting rhythmic melodies.

We are the Music

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Explore the music and dance sequences of 11 cultural groups who have settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico over the past 700 years. These diverse communities include the Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans, Crypto-Jewish, Celtic, German, Greek, Japanese, Tibetan, Sikh and the Central Americans. All performers and narrators in these segments are of school-age.

MN Original | Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

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Learn about how Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) serves as a national model for arts advocacy. In addition to their creation of the State Arts Board and Regional Arts Councils, MCA partnered with the conservation community in 2008 to develop and pass the 25-year Legacy Amendment, which builds funding for the arts into Minnesota’s constitution.

Executive Director Sheila Smith shares accomplishments from the organization’s 40-year history.

MN Original is a recipient of Legacy Amendment funds.

For more MN Original resources, click here.

 

Elmo Learns to Beatbox & Breakdance | Full-Time Kid

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Learn how to beatbox and dance the Robot with Mya and Elmo!

E Sin Mi D'Africa | African/African-American Culture

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In this video Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theatre performs a welcome dance that combines movements from several traditional dances of the Yoruba people of Nigeria.

Plantation Dance/Ring Shout | African/African-American Culture

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The Plantation Dance/Ring Shout represents a style of dance and music found in African slave communities on plantations in the southern United States, Caribbean Islands, and other locations. This plantation dance, or juba (giouba) dance, was often danced in a group around two performers.

Manjani | African/African-American Culture

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The Imani Dance and Drum Company perform the Manjani, a West African dance that celebrates an important event such as the harvest (as in this performance), a wedding, or a naming ceremony. This performance segment focuses on the musicians as much as the dancers, showing the important relationship between the two groups.

Zudio | African/African-American Culture

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This African-American game song is sung to movements described in the lyrics and demonstrated by the children in the audience. Many African-American music and dance styles emphasize rhythm and self-expression, both evident here.

Performing "The Walrus Hunt"

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This video, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, shows how students in Anchorage, Alaska, develop a song and dance to tell about a walrus hunt. Their goal in creating this dance is to connect with their Yup'ik and Iñupiaq cultures, help preserve the cultures for future generations, and express their joy in being part of those cultures. To share their dance with others, the students produce a music video of their work, excerpts of which appear in this video.

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