Our students come from backgrounds with
rich musical traditions. All you need to do is tap some students when
they are listening to to their portable tape player, and you are likely
to get a sample of anything from hardcore rock from China to the
soundtrack from the latest Hollywood film soundtrack.
Most major music stores have a World or
International music section filled with folk and traditional recordings
from many countries. However, if you really want to know what is
happening now, ask your students to share a few songs with the class.
Here are several possible activities
based on the theme of World music: