world cultures

Traditional World Music

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Journey around the world on a musical exploration of geography, culture, and history through a variety of regions. Covering details of 14 countries, each chapter of the book describes the musical history, influences, instruments, and performance details. The descriptive analysis of each musical piece includes information from regions as diverse as the Andes, Spain, India, Tibet, Egypt, and others.

Instruments Around the World

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This is truly world music—an international collection of musical instruments, including the koto (a Japanese zither), the duda (a Hungarian bagpipe), mbira (a linguaphone from Zimbabwe), and hardanger fiddle (a folk violin from Norway). Author and composer Andy Jackson talks to Jim Smith, editor of the Sussex Tapes Music series and Director of Music at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester, U.K.

Let's Make Music!

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Multicultural Songs and Activities by Jessica Baron Turner and Ronny Susan Schiff

Wild China (2008)

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China is one of the oldest civilizations on Earth, and for the first time in almost a century, it is opening up to the world. This landmark series gains unprecedented access to the most enigmatic of countries and reveals a land of astonishing natural complexity, breathtaking landscapes, rare and surprising wildlife, and colorful people.

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05:00
Wild China

Bloomability (Unabridged)

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"My second life began when I was kidnapped by two complete strangers...."

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850L
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Bloomability (Unabridged)

Anansi the Spider (Unabridged)

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Anansi, one of the great folk heroes of the world, is saved from a terrible fate by his six sons in this traditional tale from West Africa.

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AD290L
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Anansi the Spider (Unabridged)

Let's Eat!

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What we eat says a lot about who we are and where we come from. The five children in this book live in very different countries, and they each have their own ideas about what tastes good. But they have lots in common, too: they all go food shopping and help with the cooking, share mealtimes with their families, eat special foods to celebrate, and have things they love to eat and things they definitely don't.

Let's Eat!