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Africa

Discover the real story of the Lion King, and the rich tapestry of sounds of North African cultures.

Grades 3-4 Lesson
Compare and contrast three variations of the Cinderella folktale
Grades 6-8 Lesson
In this lesson, students learn about Ancient Egyptian rituals and attitudes about death and the afterlife
Grades K-2 Lesson
In this lesson, students experience rain through several activities, experiments, reading, and performing
Grades 6-8 Lesson
This lesson introduces the legendary Malian king Sundiata Keita by using elements of traditional Malian festivals
Flash Interactive
A Web interactive that allows students to mix sounds from the Arab World to create unique audio soundscapes
Video Series
Learn the history and basics of African dance and drumming
Video Series
Sogolon is the theatrical company created by Yaya Coulibaly in order to continue the Mali puppet tradition
Audio Series
A 3-part audio series that explores different aspects of Arab music
Video
Palestinian and Moroccan musicians perform on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Video
One of today’s leading Sudanese vocalists, Salma El Assal performs contemporary arrangements of traditional Sudanese songs
This Day in the Arts
December 24, 1871: Aida premieres in Cairo, Egypt
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