Multicultural and Contemporary Rhythms for K-8 Classrooms by Zig Wajler.
7 songs in musical styles from around the world, with reproducible visuals and rhythm parts, teaching and performance ideas, plus a hip CD with 74 play-along tracks. Traditional classroom rhythm instruments may be used to play the patterns and teaching suggestions are included.
Music styles/regions include Asian, Middle Eastern, African with hip-hop, Native American with hip-hop, North American rock, rain forest, and salsa.
Engage kids in a multicultural variety of styles, while reinforcing independent rhythm reading, ensemble playing, and awareness of musical forms, that lead to their own compositions and orchestrations.
Paperback and CD