Overview

LADAMA: Movement, Music, and Community in South America gives elementary school students the opportunity to explore the performing arts, culture, and ecology of Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil.

With interactive instruction from the members of the group LADAMA, students sing in Spanish and Portuguese, perform traditional dances, and learn the underlying rhythms to musical styles throughout South America. In addition, each lesson offers a variety of worksheets and classroom activities to introduce students to South American history, culture, and ecology.

Learn more about what the lesson collection has to offer below:

Lessons

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Colombian Cumbia: African, Indigenous, and Spanish Roots of Rhythm

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Geography, Physical Education, Social Emotional Learning
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Joropo: Music Inspired by Nature from the High Plains of Venezuela

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: General Music, Geography, Physical Education, Social Emotional Learning
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Quitiplás: Deep Listening and Rhythm Building with Afro-Venezuelan Bamboo Drums From Barlovento

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: General Music, Geography, Physical Education, Social Emotional Learning
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ChocQuibTown: Embracing Cultural Identity through Colombian Rap

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Geography, Physical Education, Social Emotional Learning
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Ciranda: The Brazilian Music and Dance that Creates Community

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Geography, Physical Education, Social Emotional Learning