“Music can make such a difference in the lives of kids” says DARIA whose world music website exposes children to different types of cultures such as Australian Aboriginal, Native American, African and South American. In her website, you can check out a guiro from Latin America, hear a cajón box drum or build a real working didgeridoo from a piece of pvc piping or a gift wrap paper tube. You can color these instruments (online or on paper), hear them played or make your own versions to explore at school or at home.
“In January 2010, I decided I wanted to start giving away a few songs each month” says Daria who knows that teachers face ever-tightening budgets. “Multicultural education is so important that I wanted to offer as much as I could without a charge. Plus families and kids can also just have fun on the website, find a favorite song in my songbook, discover new silly songs or share some of my travels with me as I’ve had the honor of playing for communities in 16 countries across the globe.”
To find DARIA’s free monthly song page, visit: http://www.dariamusic.com/