Archive for North America
Here the Red Bull Group plays an honor song at the 2009 Rocky Boy pow-wow, near the town of Box Elder in Montana, USA. You can get a really good look at their beautiful traditional drum and their special drum beaters played by each of the men around the drum. Women Singers are behind them also performing the song. Would you like to color a pow-wow drum or make your own beaters? Check out: http://www.dariamusic.com/drum.php.
This is a live recording of this popular Native American group, the Northern Cree Singers. In this video you can see some of the beautiful regalia (traditional clothing) worn by the dancers at the pow-wows in that area.
The words are:
Miywasin e-nikamoyan/Miywasin e-pa waptaman askiy/
Mocikita nimitowak/Miywasin_ e-pe ta nimitoyek.
It’s good that I’m singing/It’s good that I go look at the land/
Have fun you dancers/It’s good that come to dance
This popular silly song is from Mexico and is known all around the world. The word cucaracha means cockroach and the song has mostly nonsense lyrics.
This version; complete with dancing cockroaches, tells a story of a little cockroach who could dance and play the guiro – an instrument from Latin America. It’s a perfect song for learning Spanish or English, or just for having some musical fun!
Would you like to hear a guiro, color one or make your own version? If so, click here: http://www.dariamusic.com/guiro.php
This video comes from one of Daria’s songs with the same name. It was inspired by a Native American Grandmother who talked about how all the colors of humanity (all the colors of hands) must work together to heal the plant. She spoke about how each race and type of people were like special puzzle pieces and each one was needed to complete the picture of a renewed and restored planet. Inspiring!
This song was created as a part of contest for NASA in the USA and has become a favorite of many families around the world. Not only about space and space exploration, the spoken words in the middle of the song talk about how what happens about our planet can help to promote peace and unity down here on Earth.
The lyrics offering thanks to the NASA Space Program say: “ Your work fosters a true culture of learning – about ourselves, our planet and our universe. Your missions have united nations, extended a hand of friendship, and even altered world-views. Your spirit of cooperation and the common good of all mankind is now on a pedestal for all to see.
Thanks to the Plunkett Family for creating and sharing this awesome video!
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