World Music has always had a special place in my heart. Growing up, I heard the inspirational stories of missionaries traveling across the world simply to share the love of Jesus. When I turned 15 years old, I traveled to Tanzania, Africa with Teen Missions International and experienced a love and passion for music like never before. The African people incorporated music into their daily life – whether working on their farm or cleaning their dirt floors – they were always singing or adding rhythm to what they were doing.
After researching world music opportunities for children, I came across a fun website to help kids bring World Music to their own home. The website instructs you on how to make and create various instruments that you could find across the globe. Looks like a great summer project! Have fun creating your own didgeridoo or even a pow-wow drum!