On Fri, 8 Nov 1996 ELENI53 wrote:
> In a message dated 96-11-08 00:44:55 EST, you write:
> << I love world music and play a
> >lot of it. Offra Haza, Celtic, etc. Lets hear from you--what moves ya!!
> >Teri Brudnak >>
> Bunki and Teri,
> I'm into ethnic stuff.... when doing a particular country, I try to find
> music from there and play it in the back ground.... and I particularly like
> Peruvian music from the Andes (Sajama and Inkuru) and Gregorian and or
> Russian Liturgical chant (if the others only knew... OH NO! RELIGION IN THE
> PUBLIC CLASSROOM!!!!!!!!!) and then there's a YoYo Ma CD I play pretty often
> and some Jazz.... Best of Ella, Chet Baker, Harry Connick Jr's "Roach
> Souffle", and the Best of the Blue Note'... Like you said Bunki, the music
> sets the mood and there are some classrooms which need to provocation towards
> the crazies with my jazz selections.............
> I have a fellow teacher-friend who has a class for the gifted and she brought
> in opera... the kids rebelled right away... but then she told them the story
> of the opera and they wanted to hear particular parts (like this is when the
> fat lady sings before she kills herself....this is when he found out he was
> betrayed by the fat lady, etc) and she found the words to translate.... now
> they love it and request certain operas... these are 3,4,5th graders... she
> is an advocate of cultural literacy..as she says, "certain things we should
> know to be thoroughly educated and if I don't do it in an elementary setting,
> who will? Kids should be exposed to everything in the classroom."