Songs and Dances From Culture Bearers and Authentic Sources

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…

  1. Global Variety
    1. A. Cuthbertson Consulting-Black Musicians, Global Music
  2. India
    1. Bhangra – Dance of the Punjab with Gurdeep Pandher
  3. Native Land
  4. Indonesia
  5. Aboriginal Australian Songlines
  6. Latinx Heritage Resources
  7. Black History Resources
  8. Literature

Global Variety

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.

India

Bhangra – Dance of the Punjab with Gurdeep Pandher

Native Land

Information about Native lands and Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages including a teacher guide, searchable map, and other resources.

Indonesia

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.

Literature

A growing list of literature for the music classroom with a wide variety of cultures represented.

Hispanic Latinx (a/o/e) Heritage Month Activities

The resources on this page have been researched for their authenticity and respect for Hispanic Latinx (a/o/e) heritage, using culture bearers as much as possible!

This nationally recognized heritage month extends from September 15-October 15. Originally named Hispanic Heritage Month, the name has been slowly changing into Latinx Heritage Month. It is a time to celebrate Latinx culture, people, and history.

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