One of my all-time favorite multicultural teaching pieces, Funga Alafia inspires pentatonic improvisation, synco-pa rhythm exploration, cultural awareness, drumming, singing and playing. I'm including an original rhythmic chant which can be combined with this piece and performed as a rhythm canon section or broken into ostinatos. A suggested performance sequence is included. Three-page teaching guide (at least four engaging lessons and more if you create a performance, adaptable to a variety of skill levels) and nine pages of printables/projectables. Your students will love this!
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Key words/concepts: high do, synco-pa, drumming, singing, rhythm canon, pentatonic, ostinato, multicultural song, ostinatos