“World Music” is defined by Miriam-Webster as, ” popular music originating from or influenced by non-Western musical traditions and often having a danceable rhythm.” On Friday, September 7, 2012 Columbus residents will have the opportunity to experience world music for themselves!
Columbus Recreation and Park’s Scioto Mile Park is located along the Scioto River in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. It includes sites such as North Bank Park and Pavilion, Battelle Riverfront Park, Genoa Park, and Bicentennial Park. This weekend. Bicentennial Park’s Performing Arts Pavilion will host the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars Band. This free concert will share music, perspective, and hope with Columbus residents. It will also be a great opportunity to introduce the concept of World Music to your homeschool children.
When: 8 pm on Friday, September 7, 2012
Where: Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive Columbus, OH 43215
Food and beverage sales will begin at 6:30 pm with the concert following at 8:00 pm.
For more information, visit http://www.sciotomile.com/sierra-leones-refugee-all-stars/
To make the most of your experience, consider exploring the following with your kids before the concert:
Explore world music with Putumayo Kids
This music provider’s website is a fantastic way to introduce world music to your children both young and old. Listen to samples of music from around the world. Find titles at your local branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, then explore them with the free teacher’s guides and supplemental materials available online at the Putumayo Kids website. There are even free videos to enjoy!
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Learn more about the story of this amazing group on their official website. Explore videos, photos, and streaming music. Download free songs and find the Refugee All Stars on your favorite social media platform so you can learn about all they do and share within their community and across the world.
Do your older children want to go deeper?
Listening to World Music is a free online course provided through an open courseware initiative by Coursera. Your high school-age homeschoolers will learn about music from around the world in this interactive and fast-paced course. If you have a child with a passion for music (or if you enjoy it yourself!) consider this course. Be aware that this course is offered at different times throughout the year. Check for availability.
Learn more about Africa
Use free unit studies and activity sources such as the following:
- Africa unit study resources from The Home School Mom
- Africa Resources from Homeschool Creations
- Literature Connections from Homeschool Share
- Resources from Sassafrass Grove
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