G-9966 First Steps in Global Music


G-9966 First Steps in Global Music by Karen Howard

What better way to discover the world than to sing songs that have captivated the imaginations of children across the continents.

In this amazing collection of songs children love to sing, Karen Howard truly opens the door to encountering songs from diverse cultures and experiences, on themes from family, animals, flowers, food, and more. The repertoire in First Steps in Global Music is particularly accessible for teachers and children wishing to discover these great songs.

Organized by geographical region, Howard provides the context and guidance—including references to recordings—for these songs to come alive. She further organizes the songs based on First Steps activity categories: Fragment Singing, Simple Songs, Movement for Form and Expression, Movement with the Beat, and Songtales.

Featuring music from:

  • Africa (Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe)
  • Oceania (Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand)
  • Asia (China, Japan, Pakistan, Indonesia)
  • Middle East (Israel and Lebanon)
  • North America (Quebec, Guatemala, Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti)
  • South America (Brazil, Peru, Chile)
  • Europe (Lithuania, Bulgaria, Poland, Republic of Georgia)