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Australia, Hawaii, and the Pacific
     

Australia, Hawaii, and the Pacific

by Deborah Underwood
 

Take a comprehensive look at the musical styles and instruments of Australia, Hawaii, and the islands of the Pacific. Discuss how the music of other cultures influenced the region's music and vice versa. Some of the region's major artists are featured.

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Take a comprehensive look at the musical styles and instruments of Australia, Hawaii, and the islands of the Pacific. Discuss how the music of other cultures influenced the region's music and vice versa. Some of the region's major artists are featured.

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Gr 4-6- Part of a six-volume series, these books offer a broad look at the history of music, divided by location and ethnic grouping. "Are bagpipes Scottish?" Europe answers this question and others as it traces the origins, diversity, folk traditions, and worldwide impact of various countries' music. Africa traces the continent's history to reveal Arabic, Moorish, and folk influences inherent in its music, while detailing instrumental and vocal production used in performance. Latin America investigates the convergence of Amerindian, African, and European peoples, comparing and contrasting use of instruments, rhythms, melody, and poetry. Australia emphasizes the historical, religious, and spiritual forces that helped create song and sound in the region. A spread in each volume lists the instrument families and vocal and dance styles particular to different parts of the world. Color maps, reproductions, and photographs showing current performing groups and instruments interspersed with highlighted boxes of additional information also create informal, useful resources. Places to visit, organizations, and recordings are included as needed in each volume.-Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403498946
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
World of Music Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Deborah Underwood has written many books for children. She lives in San Francisco. www.DeborahUnderwoodBooks.com.

Renata Liwska lives and works in Calgary, Canada, with her illustrator husband, Mike. Her childhood memories are of growing up in Warsaw, Poland.

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