Music and Culture DVD


SKU: DC023599
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 40
Copyright: 1992

Alt Formats:
Teacher's Guide
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Marc Record

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Immerse your students in the fascinating cultures of Polynesian, African, and North American Indian peoples and introduce them to the relationships between music and tradition in these cultures. Each of the three parts identify the four major instrument groups classified by ethnomusicologists in their comparison of other cultures and include authentic recorded examples of the music. This high-quality video is a must for junior and senior high students studying other cultures and/or music.

Polynesian -Examines the vocal and dance music of the islands; explores the changes caused by advancing civilization.

African - Discusses the variety of African cultures; drums as a means of communication; effect of religion; dance and instruments; influence of African music.

North American Indian - Explores cultural hallmarks, the relationship between music and religious ritual, and the importance of the music to the culture.