Aim: How can we identify, create, and perform rhythms from around the world?
Summary: Students explore a variety of rhythms from around the world.
Standards: US 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; NYC 1, 2, 3, 4
Modality: performing, responding, creating
Materials: audio excerpts of various world rhythms, Student Worksheet
Time Required: 20 minutes
This activity is part of: Music Educators Toolbox
Explore Caribbean Rhythms from the San Andrés:Smithsonian Folkways’ Caribbean Rhythms
Explore the rhythms of African countries through the BBC:BBC’s Rhythms of the (African) Continent
Music Educators Toolbox by Carnegie Hall is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.Middle Eastern Ciftitelli, Caribbean Reggaeton, and South American Clave were created by Brian Drye and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.