World Beat Fun
Multicultural and Contemporary Rhythms for K-8 Classrooms
By Zig Wajler
Orff School Orchestra
Book & CD
Zig introduces K-8 children to rhythms and sounds from various countries in World Beat Fun. Music technology integrates with world percussion to create an entertaining and educational collection of songs and rhythms for kids. Included are 74 cool CD tracks with call-and-responses, play-along without background rhythms, and play-along with Zig's original rhythm parts. Music styles/regions include Asian, Middle Eastern, African with hip-hop, Native American with hip-hop, North American rock, rain forest, and salsa. Traditional classroom rhythm instruments may be used to play the patterns. Teaching suggestions are included.