Musical Ancestries™: Bosnia

Musical Ancestries™ is a quarterly program designed to teach school-aged children about their musical and cultural heritage. This episode is devoted to the culture, instruments, music, and traditions of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Listeners meet Lejla and her friend Petra, who learn about Bosnian music, culture, and more from Lejla's deda (grandfather).

Musical Ancestries™: Bosnia2021-06-23T15:27:43-05:00

Musical Ancestries™: Thailand

Musical Ancestries™ is a program designed to teach school-aged children about their musical and cultural heritage. This episode of Musical Ancestries™ is focused on the music, dance and traditions of Thailand. Listeners meet Chet, who's living in Bangkok, Thailand with his mother for a year and just starting Prathom 5, or 5th Grade.

Musical Ancestries™: Thailand2021-05-04T00:40:33-05:00

Musical Ancestries™: Native America

This episode of Musical Ancestries™ is focused on the music, dance and traditions of Native America. Listeners meet Mika and her older step-brother Tom, and accompany them to a Pow Wow where the siblings learn leather and bead working and begin to understand Mika's Native American heritage with the guidance and wisdom of elder KiowaKat.

Musical Ancestries™: Native America2021-04-28T15:43:38-05:00

Musical Ancestries™: Jewish Music and Culture

This episode of Musical Ancestries™ is devoted to Jewish culture, instruments, music, and traditions. Listeners will meet Cantor Ruth and her four students as they share a lesson on the great diversity of Jewish music and culture through the principle of Tikkun Olam, or "Repair of the World."

Musical Ancestries™: Jewish Music and Culture2021-05-04T00:38:46-05:00

Musical Ancestries™: India

This episode of Musical Ancestries™ is devoted to the musical instruments and artistic traditions of India. Listeners meet 10-year-old twin sister and brother, Chandra and Nitesh, and their mother Deepa. The trio travels to India so that the twins can learn more about their musical heritage from Uncle Nihal, a well-respected musician in Mumbai.

Musical Ancestries™: India2021-06-23T02:50:07-05:00

Musical Ancestries™: Central America

This episode of Musical Ancestries™ focuses on the instruments, music, and traditions of Central America. Listeners meet the fictional children's marimba group "Los Estudiantes" as they learn about the music, history, and traditions of Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Musical Ancestries™: Central America2021-06-23T02:52:53-05:00

Musical Ancestries™: The Caribbean

This episode of Musical Ancestries™ highlights the instruments, music, and traditions of the Caribbean countries of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Nassau in the Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago. Listeners travel with Jaden and his Uncle Alejandro through the Caribbean as they visit musicians, explore traditional instruments and discover the value of Jaden’s musical roots. Each area the pair visits contributes different flavors to music that is as colorful and enchanting as the islands themselves.

Musical Ancestries™: The Caribbean2021-01-19T23:01:45-05:00

Musical Ancestries™: West Africa

This episode of Musical Ancestries™ highlights the instruments, music, and storytelling traditions of the West African countries of Guinea, Mali, Benin, and Ghana. Listeners travel with characters Akisha and her "Nana" through West Africa as they visit musicians, explore traditional instruments and discover the value of Akisha’s musical roots. Each area the pair visits introduces them to music that is as diverse as the African landscape itself, yet resonates with the pride of their ancestry.

Musical Ancestries™: West Africa2021-01-19T23:08:22-05:00
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