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Daria's Music is one of my favorite resources to find multicultural music family friendly and also learning resources about instruments and music around the world.
Here are all her links:
Multicultural Music Resources
Plus Lots Of Freebies:
Multicultural Music Animations
My Youtube Channel
Listen To DARIA
Listen on Itunes
Kids And Music Blog
For Little Global Citizens
Support Me on Patreon
For $1 a month
DARIA - Official Artist Website
Here are some of the questions we ask her:
Where do you live?
My family and I have a small farm in rural Pennsylvania, near the town of Bethlehem. I have always felt happiest living in the mountains and I don't mind the extra work of living on a farm. We have a small flock of sheep and a small orchard with plums, peaches, cherries, grapes, pears, and kiwi fruit.
How do you describe yourself ?
A multicultural musician. A person who believes we need to love and understand all cultures on the Earth, especially traditional and indigenous cultures. They have so much to tell us about protecting and living with the Earth, rather than using and abusing her. When I was a young girl I remember hearing one Native song with these words - "The Earth Is Our Mother, we must take care of her".
What do you do?
I create "world music for kids". I sing and record songs I have learned and been given to sing. I have written songs that I share too. Sometimes songs just "come out of me", they write themselves. I am so happy to say that I write the MLK Day "I Have A Dream" song. I also wrote the Earth Day Anthem "We've Got The World World In Our Hands" and a song for World Oceans Day called Wild And Free. I also wrote a song called Beautiful Rainbow World that was used as the text to an amazing global photography book of Mixed Race and multicultural children. How cool is that?
How many languages do you speak and sing?
I speak English, Spanish and Quechua - the language used in the times of the Incan empire. I can also sing in German - my dad spoke both German and Russian. I also have learned a bit of conversational Arabic and Hebrew for when I made a trip to Nazareth to be part of a Peace Camp in 2006. I also sing one song in Zulu from South Africa and have sung with a Lenape women's drum group.
In which ways are you willing to help community and families (locally and worldwide)?
I love doing community building workshops focused on music and appreciating cultures. I've done one in an Arab village in Israel, in Llamelin (Ancash), Peru, Lima