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African American History: The Musicians

By Patsy Ford Simms

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Choral (2-part)
Composed by Patsy Ford Simms. Shawnee Press. African-American, Collection. Softcover with CD. 48 pages. Shawnee Press #GN0101. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35000292).

Item Number: HL.35000292

8.5x11 inches.

This is the third installment of the musical collections celebrating African American historical figures. Chronicling the lives and achievements of four famous African American musicians, this collection contains songs that may be used individually or performed together with the rhyming script, creating a mini-musical. Along with reproducible parts, there are learning activities and games for each musician, and with the rhyming narratives that precede each song, memorizing facts becomes a snap! The songs are short, and reflect the style of each musician: Scott Joplin • W.C. Handy • Duke Ellington • Ella Fitzgerald. Choreography by Greg Gilpin is also included.

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