Music and Culture

Had wonderful and thoughtful music jam this week with Lakshim and Avani. We all danced crazily on the tune of “"Tak Tak Dhum Dhum” and loved watching craziness. One could never think that kids will like and dance crazily on this music (very old song from movie 'Do ankhen barah haath' made in 1957) - but for some reason we all liked the genuineness of the dancer.

One of the the feedback in our music jam was to bring depth and also bring various culture from home. Lakshmi and Avani who comes from Kannadiga culture brought Kannada songs and related activities. Explored Kannada music in many different forms. We listen to songs, we sang them (one of the song was bilingual). Avani who is just 5yrs old, brought rhythmic activities and we explored hand made Bamboo musical instrument. One of the song was a live story telling . Watching video of that song made so much sense to bring the concept of story telling.  Avani who is just 5yrs old brought rhythmic activities and we explored hand made Bamboo musical instrument.

Small things - makes a lot of difference in our learning environment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhhd0n1q0mU

Our guidelines for Music Jam is to bring Any set of Activities related to

  • Listening to different kinds of music

  • Singing (bring lyrics of different kind and languages)

  • Exploring various kinds of instruments, drum jams, Aalap etc

  • Movement and Dancing Activities

  • Other activities to understand tune, rhythm, and other element of music

  • Music from different parts of the world.

Song- Patte huli, movie - Bettada hoovu; Art of story telling
 
2. Song - Shirley madam, movie - Bettada hoovu; Bilingual song
 
3. Song - Nodiddu sullaga bahudu -