From Plank Road Publishing
Thanks to its world beat sound and African percussion, this song is ideal for African-American History Month or Kwanzaa. However, it can certainly be used for any celebration, as it is not specific. The only lyrics are "Hmmm," "Celebrate," and "La." It's also a good beginning song for part singing. And it's the perfect opportunity to use classroom percussion! As written, different types of African percussion are added one at a time. Then vocal parts are added one at a time. The song then unbuilds, part by part. Vary the building and unbuilding any way you like, or let your students make some suggestions for their own variations. (from Music K-8, Vol. 7, No. 3)
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