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Interview lesson - need ideas!

Discussion in 'Music' started by kstring24, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. I've got an interview this week and I have to teach a lesson on world music. It's such a broad topic I'm not sure what to do! I'd like to do something 'different' without making it too difficult for myself. What doesn't help is that I don't know what's available to me, I got told about the interview and now I'm waiting for the letter with the details on.
    I'd love to do samba drumming, but obviously it's hard without the drums! I'm thinking of doing a song in a reggae, African or Indian style...but again I worry it's going to be too similar to the other candidates and not imaginative enough (maybe I'm thinking too much about it?)
    But ideas would be very welcome and if anyone knows of any good songs (preferably African) that'd be great!
     
  2. I've got an interview this week and I have to teach a lesson on world music. It's such a broad topic I'm not sure what to do! I'd like to do something 'different' without making it too difficult for myself. What doesn't help is that I don't know what's available to me, I got told about the interview and now I'm waiting for the letter with the details on.
    I'd love to do samba drumming, but obviously it's hard without the drums! I'm thinking of doing a song in a reggae, African or Indian style...but again I worry it's going to be too similar to the other candidates and not imaginative enough (maybe I'm thinking too much about it?)
    But ideas would be very welcome and if anyone knows of any good songs (preferably African) that'd be great!
     
  3. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    What about looking at how songs have been used in freedom movements around the world? You could focus then on South Africa and use a song such as Something inside so strong - on Sing Up here:
    http://www.singup.org/songbank/song-bank/song-detail/view/440-something-inside-so-strong/
    Obviously there are many to choose from.
    A search on Amazon in MP3 came up with:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=South+African+Freedom+Songs&x=11&y=22
    You could do some rhythm work to accompany the song that you choose.


     
  4. There are some great African chants in Singing Matters. Do you know the age group?

     
  5. I've used Si Si Si and Siyahamba, both African songs. Sorry I don't know who composed Si Si Si, I know it without the music, probably as I was taught it. You could google it, I think it is Congolese.
    Siyahamba is by Doreen Rao (I think) again google it. Both catchy songs, memorable and with parts, both effective. Can teach rhythm patterns, vocal technique, drumming patterns along side them.
    Hope it goes well.
     
  6. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    If you decide to do either of these songs -
    I have previously uploaded the lyrics and sources for Si Si Si here:
    https://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Si-Si-Si-Song-Lyrics-Welcome-Song-from-the-Congo-6073925/
    Siyahamba is on sing up here:
    http://www.singup.org/songbank/song-bank/song-detail/view/209-siyahamba/


     

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