Author name: Daria

Educator and world music children's performer DARIA (Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou) has spent over two decades performing in the USA and around the world, creating music to inspire all the world’s children. Along with numerous national awards for her culturally diverse music, Daria’s website (www.dariamusic.com) was given a Parent’s Choice Award and offers many great resources for teachers, parents and kids of all abilities.

Jingle Dress Dancing – A Beautiful Native American Tradition

If you have ever been to a pow-wow or seen an exhibition of Native American culture, you have probably admired the dancers and their beautiful regalia (traditional clothing). Although each tribe has its own unique dances, traditional clothing, and other special practices, there are some women’s dance traditions that are seen widely across the USA …

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Talking Feather

The Talking Feather: A Powerful Tool For Learning To Listen

RELATED POST: Native American Cultures: The Elders Are Watching What Is A Talking Feather? The Native American tradition of using a talking feather (or talking stick or stone) is just one example of the many cultures around the world that have developed wonderful tools that help ensure everyone has a voice in their community.  Although every …

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Pow-Wow Drum to Make and Play

If you’ve ever been to a pow-wow or listened to Native American music, you’ve probably heard the great big sound of a group drum, called a pow-wow drum. Here’s a craft that will allow you to recreate the type of drumming done at pow-wows and get the experience of making that type of music together …

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Musical Ways To Explore Asian-Pacific Heritage With Your Child!

Sticks, stones, shells and strings – how could you make music from all of these things? If you explore the diverse cultures from the Asian-Pacific region you’ll find some truly beautiful and unique musical instruments fashioned from these materials. And most of them date back at least several hundred years as part of the music, …

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