In keeping with our celebration of culture, Educator Charlyne brought in some traditional African instruments and gave us a lesson in Burundi music. With music videos playing on the projector, the children were able to explore the sounds these instruments made while watching them in action!
Here's a video we all enjoyed!
The next morning, educator Jasbir showed us videos of Punjabi weddings so we could see the beautiful outfits and jewelry worn during ceremonies. The children were in awe! They had no idea how elaborate these kinds of events are in India and had many questions for Jasbir about the rituals and the clothing. Here's one of the videos:
Although Jasbir didn't have any instruments to bring in, she did tell us about some of them. We could only imagine the kinds of music we would have made if we had both African and Indian instruments together!
All that music and dancing inspired a dance party where Jasbir showed us Punjabi moves, and some of our grade 4/5's showed us their moves! What a great way to include all the diversity we are so fortunate to have here at Dawn and Dusk!