Kenya Contrasts

Grade 3

Item #: B-B03309     Status: Available

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This bundle includes:
1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook
2. An mp3 recording of the work

This grade three composition features two African melodies from different tribes that are developed in one continuous movement.

Originating from two children’s counting games, Wakarathe comes from the Kikuyu tribe and is sung during a game like “One potato, two potato.” Abot Tangewou is from the Kipsigis tribe and is sung during a circle game, best described as a mixture of tag and counting to ten.

The work is an excellent example by which young bands can develop musical skills alongside developing a respect for the rich cultural heritage of African music.