Overview

LADAMA: Movement, Music, and Community in South America introduces students to the music, dance, and culture of South America in an interactive way.

Through four lessons, students learn to sing, dance, and perform the traditional rhythms of selected musical styles in Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil. In addition, they play games and examine handouts that introduce them to South American history, culture, and ecology.

At the conclusion of the unit, students plan and perform their own South American Arts & Culture Showcase.

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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Ciranda: The Brazilian Music and Dance that Creates Community

Grades: Elementary, Middle
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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