The Four Worlds of Musical Kaleidoscope
- Welcome to this 2020 preview of our Musical Kaleidoscope music-education project.
- This presentation is available by invitation only, and is not accessible from the main Musical Kaleidoscope website.
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Folk Music Traditions
World One features an exploration of the great popular and folk-music genres of American music that have influenced music around the world. These traditions are reviewed in our publication The Musical Kaleidoscope Project: World One.
- Popular Music
- Country Music
- Rhythm and Blues
- Gospel Music
- Native American Music
Music From "South of the Border"
World Two takes us beyond the borders of the USA in directions both east and south, where we explore the popular and folk-music traditions of Europe, and south of the border to Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia.
These traditions are reviewed in our publication The Musical Kaleidoscope Project: World Two.
World Three takes the music explorer into the exotic realms of music belonging to Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East. We discover the ancient music of China, investigating its many traditions, the music of Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia, the popular traditions of India, the music of Africa, and ancient music traditions from the Muslim world.
These traditions are reviewed in our publication The Musical Kaleidoscope Project: World Three.
It has been said that popular music is for the many, classical music for the few. We hope that is not true, and wish everyone would enjoy the rich rewards of the truly great classical music traditions of India and Europe, the latter minus the discordant musical experiments of the 20th Century.
These classical-music traditions are reviewed in our publication The Musical Kaleidoscope Project: World Four.
An important aspect of Musical Kaleidoscope, which we first developed in the 1980s, is the interplay between music cultures, and the exploration of instruments and styles that span cultures.
Our publication for multiple worlds will be a complete catalogue and description of the videos in the Musical Kaleidoscope presentation, as well as a description of the project itself.
For more information about Musical Kaleidoscope, visit the main part of the Musical Kaleidoscope website.