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Stephen Kent: Music
Grades 6-13+ | Video | Musical Creation & Performance
Meet a composer and musician who has been playing the didgeridoo - a traditional aboriginal instrument - for more than 25 years. In that time, Stephen Kent has created a unique, contemporary style of execution influenced more by his travels than by a desire to continue within the Australian aboriginal musical tradition.
The Ukulele and Hawaiian Culture
Grades 6-12 | Video Collection | Music and Society
Learn about the evolution of the ukulele in Hawaiian history with Hawaiian native and skilled ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro. In this video Shimabukuro shares his experience in rapidly gaining popularity after a video of him performing in Central Park was posted on YouTube and immediately went viral.
Native American Culture: Cherokee
Grades 6-12 | Video | Exploring World Cultures
Learn from Cherokee singer Paula Nelson as she uses music to teach a greeting and farewell in Cherokee. In the second part of the segment, Nelson performs a song called “It’s Going to Rain.” Her performance was taped at the 2006 Festival of Native Peoples in Cherokee, N.C.