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It's a Musical World

Multicultural Collection of Songs, Dances and Fun Facts

By John Higgins

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Multicultural Collection of Songs, Dances and Fun Facts. Composed by John Higgins and John Jacobson. Music Express Books. 88 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.9971264).

Item Number: HL.9971264

ISBN 1423465717. 8.5x11 inches.

Take an exciting musical journey of folk song and dance traditions to all corners of the globe. Learn how to do an Israeli circle dance, the German Schottische, the Brazilian Samba, folk dances from Austria, Russia and Mexico, an African welcome dance, and even country line dancing from the U.S.A! Read about these rich cultures in engaging student articles written at an age-appropriate level, and experience their music through folk songs and easy-to-learn dance steps that are kid-friendly. The value-packed Book/CD format features reproducible articles and songsheets with lyric translations, exceptional standards-based lesson plans complete with lyric pronunciations, assessment and extension activities, piano/vocal arrangements with choreography, and a performance/accompaniment CD recording. There are even recorded pronunciation guides on the CD. And there's more! A DVD is also available (separately or in the classroom kit) with visual instruction for each dance as demonstrated by John Jacobson and a group of young students. We've got a lot of miles to cover, so let's get started! Available: Book/CD, DVD, Classroom Kit (Book/CD, DVD). Suggested for Grades 3-6.

  • Mayim, Mayim 
  • Funiculi Funicula 
  • The Little Beggarman 
  • Gong Xi Fa Cai (Chinese New Year Song) 
  • Ach, Du Lieber Augustin 
  • Fanga Alafia 
  • She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain 
  • Kalinka 
  • Johan Pa Snippen 
  • It's A Musical World 
  • La Pinata 
  • Sambalele 

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