It’s been eye-opening to find that much of the music I used in my 40-year career was NOT authentic or had a questionable past. Unfortunately, many educators are still using these same songs and dances. This page is my aim to give you resources that I’ve researched or from sources who aim to research with the same authentic goal. However…
…our job requires much more than the planning time we are given. In your haste to get things done, don’t trust someone’s say-so, even mine. Always do your research.
On this GROWING resource page…
- Global Variety
- Native Land
- Aboriginal Australian Songlines
- Latinx Heritage Resources
- Black History Resources
A. Cuthbertson Consulting-Black Musicians, Global Music
This website is dedicated to culturally responsive music and lesson plans for your classroom. A. Cuthbertson’s site has music from many different cultures.
Bhangra – Dance of the Punjab with Gurdeep Pandher
Information about Native lands and Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages including a teacher guide, searchable map, and other resources.
Aboriginal Australian Songlines
Some authentic sources for songlines, art, and music.
Latinx Heritage Resources
For any time of the year, but collated for Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month, a growing group of resources.
Black History Resources
For any time of the year, but collated for Black History Month, a growing group of resources.
A growing list of literature for the music classroom with a wide variety of cultures represented.