Bartok, Mira and Ronan, Christine.
Ancient Living Cultures: West African Stencils - Ghana
. Good Year Books, New York (1993). Beautiful stencils, a few folkloric tales, and tidbits on Ghanaian culture are provided in this handy resource.
Ancient Living Cultures: Ancient Living Cultures: West African Stencils - Nigeria.
Beautiful stencils, a few folkloric tales, and tidbits on Nigerian culture are provided in this handy resource.
Chernoff, John Miller.
African Rhythm and African Sensibility: Aesthetics and Social Action in African Music Idioms w/companion cassette tape
. University of Chicago Press Chicago, IL (1979). An in-depth look at African music and the social implications behind it.; includes an invaluable sampling of 44 African music selections.
A Guide to Djembe
. Percussive Notes: Volume 34, Number 2 April 1996, Pages 66-72. Background information re: the djembe and its usage.
Franklin, John Hope.
From Slavery To Freedom
. Vintage Books, New York (1992) Provides a wealth of background information re: the black experience from pre-slavery to the present.
A History of Latinos in America: Harvest of Empire
. Penguin Books, New York (2000) Provides diverse perspectives on the immigrant experience as lived by Latino populations; an eye-opening work to help teachers understand and better related to the Latino community.
Warner Dietz, Betty and Babatunde Olatunji, Michael
. Musical Instruments of Africa: Their nature, Use, and Place in the Life of a Deeply Musical People
The John Day Company, New York (1969). The title renders this work self-explanatory.
Jay A. Coughtry,
The Notorious Triangle
. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, (1981). Provides in-depth detail regarding the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Lorenzo J. Greene,
The Negro in Colonial New England, 1620 - 1776
. New York: Atheneum, 1968 (first published in 1942). Provides eye-opening information on slavery in the New England region, dispelling the myth that slavery occurred primarily in the South.
Capitalism and Slavery
. New York: Capricorn Books, (1966, first edition published in 1944). This work takes an up close look at slavery as it relates to the establishment of America's economic system, racism, societal injustice, and more.