A Musical Journey Around the Globe: Africa

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Original price was: $49.95.Current price is: $39.95.

World music expert, Dr. Deborah Brener, has written an easy-to-use, comprehensive introduction to the music, culture, instruments, and geography of West Africa.   Are We There Yet? A Musical Journey Around the Globe© is a unique multimedia West Africa World Music program with integrated activities to keep students engaged.


6-Minute Tour of
Are We There Yet? World Music Program

Perfect as a classroom activity, summer camp, or technology lab session, this curriculum is completely done for you!  Customize classes by choosing slides and activities to fit YOUR schedule.  Includes:

  • Interactive PowerPoint file (download).  PowerPoint (Mac or Windows) on a computer is required.
  • Reproducible Passport (PDF Download of West Africa Pages)
  • Africa Teacher’s Guide
  • Accompaniment Video

Africa Highlights Highlights:

Africa Map, Flag, National Anthem, Sahara, Kakum National Park, Ashanti, Music Across Africa, Polyrhythms, Call and Response, Syncopation, African Instruments (Mbira, Kora, Rainstick, Talking Drum, Djembe, Duran), Listening Activities, Blue Notes.


Kye Kye Kule, Everybody Loves Saturday Night, Sansa Korma

Reproducible music with accompaniments for piano students is available as a separate download.


This program teaches world music, culture, people, places, geography, and music.


Slides include text, photos, videos, music, instrument crafts, games, and puzzles.

Easy to Use

Open and follow along!  Written by an expert, this program is completely done for you.


Learn 3 native folk songs per country.  Includes reproducible vocal, color-coded Boomwhackers, and rhythm for each song.) Complete your ensemble with included accompaniments.


Students learn the characteristics of each country’s music and why it is important to their culture.

National Anthem

Hear the National Anthem of each country.

Passport Activities

Additional writing activities & puzzles help keep students engaged and can be used as assessments.


Practice the piano music in the Piano Maestro app.  (Piano Maestro subscription required.)

Using this Program:

  • This PowerPoint is interactive; therefore, the file is read-only to avoid accidental changes. A password is not required to view. When you open the PowerPoint presentation and it asks for a password to make changes, please select READ ONLY to view the slides.  Slides must be in presentation mode to view links.
  • Because of the nature of this unique program, this file will not work correctly in Keynote.
  • All videos are in SafeShare. To view videos in this program, please log into your SafeShare account.  You can create a free account if you do not already have one.

Reviews (1)

1 review for A Musical Journey Around the Globe: Africa

  1. Tanya Brooks

    I used this as an online group class last summer 2020. I’m still online due to the pandemic and will do it again online unless I get vaccinated. I’ll believe that when I see it! I did a group of three and they and the parents absolutely loved it! We did all the activities, sang, made the drum and at the last class we each made the recipes and ate them together in our online party. I have taught ethnomusicology at the local college in the past and I can tell you that this program would be great for any teacher who does not have the experience in teaching this subject. Just follow Michelle’s plan and you’re good to go!
    I did add some of my previous material from my college class but that’s only because I had researched it and wanted to use some of my own info but it really wasn’t necessary. I did this for six weeks at one hour each.

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