Kye Kye Kule
Musically Minded aims to provide a wide variety of music. By doing so, we are able to give teachers and classes access to world music for kids. Teaching kids music from around the world well help them understand the world we live in. In turn, they will be open to the lives and experiences of others as they grow and form relationships with people from all over the world. Kye Kye Kule is a phrase used in West Africa without a direct English translation that is used to get someone’s attention. This traditional song most likely originated in Ghana, but is used all over the world. Use this call and response song to introduce your students to world music while teaching them to mimic rhythms and melodies. Using music in unfamiliar languages doesn’t have to be intimidating. Just do your best pronouncing new words and learning new rhythmic and melodic styles, and your students will do the same. That’s part of the beauty of bringing new music to our class. We all get to learn something together!
Share some world music for kids with your class to help them learn world language and new melodic and rhythmic patters. Encourage them to play and sing along, and remember, there is no wrong way to make music! With this download you will receive:
- Kye Kye Kule digital audio track- Keep it handy so you’re always ready to sing and play with your students
- Kye Kye Kule Activity Guide – includes what kids learn (goals/objectives), how to teach it, suggested materials/instruments